South Kingstown volunteer firefighters honored for heroic efforts during March fire

  • Source: WJAR-TV NBC 10 Providence
  • Published: 07/20/2021 12:00 AM

Six volunteer firefighters in South Kingstown were honored Monday for their work saving a man and his dog from a building fire. The Union Fire District firefighters responded to the fire on Curtis Corner Road March 20 shortly after midnight. Chief Steven Pinch awarded Capt. Tyler Parks and Lt. Eric Holmander with Heroic Action Medals, the highest honor anyone has received within the department. Pinch described the moments the two men ran into the building after learning a person was trapped inside. "I want everyone to know at this point, it was an extremely dangerous environment, visibility was near zero, conditions were at a point where a victim would not survive much longer," explained Pinch. A humble Parks told NBC 10 News he remembered the call well.


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