Valor Awards presented to 2 Idaho Falls firefighters

  • Source: KIFI-TV ABC/CBS 8 Idaho Falls
  • Published: 05/13/2022 12:00 AM

Idaho Falls Fire Department Captain Aaron Nelson and Firefighter Nicholas Magliocco were presented with the Valor Award for saving an elderly disabled female who was trapped in a house fire last June. Fire Chief Duane Nelson presented the award, along with three other service awards, at fire station 1 headquarters Thursday afternoon. On the evening of June 10, 2021, IFFD responded to a house fire on Greentree Lane. The emergency communication officer (dispatcher) advised firefighters that an elderly disabled female was trapped inside the home. A smoke alarm reportedly alerted one of the occupants to the smoke. When he went downstairs to investigate, he discovered flames in a basement bedroom. He attempted to put the flames out, but the fire had spread too quickly. Two occupants inside the home attempted to get the elderly female out but were forced to leave the home due to the heavy smoke and difficulties breathing.


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