Sterling Heights firefighters return flag to family of fire victim

  • Source: Macomb Daily
  • Published: 04/11/2019 08:04 PM

After the chaos of extinguishing a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly woman, a Sterling Heights firefighter stopped to remove an American flag covered in soot still flying from a pole at the residence. Firefighter/paramedic Lance Stevens noticed the flag was in danger of being damaged, so he removed it, shielded the cloth in his coat and placed the flag on a truck. After arriving back at the fire station, firefighter Brad Bachor cleaned the flag and sent it to department administrators, so it could be returned to the family. According to a post on the Sterling Heights City Hall's Facebook page, Stevens had served with the U.S. Army for four years prior to joining the department. So he recognized the significance a flag can hold. "The motto of the Sterling Heights Fire Department is: 'Our Family Helping Yours,' and we take that very serious," officials said in the post.



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