Virginia Beach firefighter who rescued two children from burning mobile home named Firefighter of theYear

  • Source: WTKR Channel 3 News
  • Published: 10/09/2019 08:09 PM

The Virginia Beach Fire Department recognized one of its own heroes who rescued two children from a burning trailer last December. During the department's annual awards ceremony at Landstown High School Wednesday night, Mitchell Riley was named the 2019 Virginia Beach Firefighter of the Year. Late last year, Riley saved a 7-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy from a burning trailer. The fire started because of a heater, tearing through their mobile home in Virginia Beach. However, Riley said he did what any of his fellow firefighters would have done. "If I wasn't there, then all my brothers and sisters behind me would have been there," Riley told us after the ceremony. "It doesn't matter who's there that day on the fire truck; we're all ready to step up at any time."


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