(Seguin) -- The Seguin City Council recently recognized two members of the Seguin Fire/EMS Department for their bravery and service.
Firefighters Ryan Hale and Harrision Broadhurst were recognized by the council for recently being honored with the 2016 Valor Award from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. Mayor Don Keil says these men saved a woman's life, and their heroic actions should not go unnoticed.
"These two guys have really done an amazing job in an incident here a while back. I'll read this from the press release. It says when the fire crews arrived at the scene, they found smoke and flames emitting from an upstairs window and we were told by neighbors that someone was trapped inside and Broadhurst and Hale entered the room in the dangerous conditions as the fire was burning. They located the victim at the top of the stairs. They were able to carry her out to a waiting ambulance. So that's what I call a lot of guts, a lot of bravery and a lot of caring from your fellow man," said Keil.
Hale and Broadhurst have been recognized locally before, but Seguin Fire Chief Dale Skinner says this recognition is extra special because it comes from the association that represents fire chiefs from all over the state.
"I just want to take a few minutes to really brag on these guys. They are probably the two most humble people to receive this award. We did recognize them at our own fire department banquet last year for their efforts but the true validation for me as a fire chief was when I made this nomination of the events on this fire to my peers which is a state wide organization and my peers, The Texas Fire Chief's Association selected these brave young men for their efforts. This lady is alive today because these gentlemen went up against tremendous odds and entered into a burning building without a hose line. They were able to bring her out alive. That's what firemen are here for right? But believe it or not, this is something that doesn't occur every day in our world," said Skinner.
Skinner thanked the council for further recognizing the firefighters for their actions in the line of service.