Firefighters Honored for Saving Women from Fire

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The City of Arlington
    Lt. Darrel Whitfield and firefighter Kirk McLaughlin at the awards presentation.

    Two Arlington firefighters were honored for their heroism Wednesday.

    On Jan. 26, Lt. Darrel Whitfield and Kirk McLaughlin were a part of the team responding to a fire at the Cedar Bend Apartments. Whitfield and McLaughlin are credited with rescuing two women and successfully reviving them.

    The pair were recognized at a ceremony that included the Arlington Fire Chief Robin Paulsgrove, Mayor Robert Cluck, city officials and the two women rescued.

    The ceremony marked a unique opportunity for both the firefighters and the rescued women.  According to officials, after the emergency, there is traditionally little interaction between firefighters and those they save.