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 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.