Firefighters Honored for Saving Women from Fire

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Apr 1, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM CDT
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Firefighters Honored for Saving Women from Fire

The City of Arlington

Lt. Darrel Whitfield and firefighter Kirk McLaughlin at the awards presentation.

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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.

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