Heroes honored: Brook Park firefighters risk their lives to save people trapped in home

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BROOK PARK, Ohio - Five firefighters, who saved the lives of two people, were honored by the City of Brook Park, Tuesday evening. The firefighters were at the scene of a raging house fire on Engle Road in late October. They learned that two residents of the home were still trapped inside.

Three of the firefighters, Dustin Burkholder, Benjamin Dockstader and Lt. Mathew Lynch, risked their own lives by entering the burning home. They located two unconscious fire victims and removed them from the home.

Chief Thomas Maund and Assistant Chief Patrick Johnson then administered life-saving CPR.
Chief Maund said the honor from the city means a lot. "Well, I think it boosts everyone's morale. They feel good about the career they've chosen. Any member of my department would have done the same thing," he said after the City Hall ceremony.

Chief Maund credited other members of the department who were on the scene that morning. He said they all played important roles in fighting the fire.

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