Logan firefighters recognized for heroism

Three Logan City firefighters have been honored for braving smoke and flames to save a man trapped in his burning home earlier this summer. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Logan Fire Capt. Robert Goodwin and firefighters Jason Gibbons and David Olson recently were presented the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism for their actions during the fire early June 4 at 422 E. 100 North. Both police and fire crews rushed to the residence about 1 a.m. after a 911 call came in reporting what had begun as a vehicle fire. By the time emergency response personnel arrived, however, the fire had spread to the adjacent home with flames licking at the structure and thick smoke filling the residence. Police learned a man was still inside the home, but heat and flames initially prevented the officers from reaching him. As Goodwin, Gibbons and Olson arrived on the scene, officers relayed the man’s position and the three entered the home and rescued him. The 57-year-old man — and the police officers who tried to reach him earlier — were treated for smoke inhalation and released. Both the home and the vehicle were declared to be total losses. The Liberty Mutual Firemark Award is presented annually to firefighters nationwide who “best represent their communities through courageous acts and who demonstrate the firefighter’s selfless spirit,” Liberty Mutual’s Salt Lake City spokesman Joshua Walpole said Friday.

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