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December 3, 2008: City Commission recognizes local heroes and Giving Tree sponsors

On Tuesday, December 2, the City Commission recognized five members of the Coral Springs Fire Department for saving the life of a mother and infant back in May 2008.

The home was fully engulfed in flames when dispatch arrived. Both mother and infant were flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for specialized treatment, and both were released a week later.

“We are so proud of your efforts and the result that you were able to deliver for this family,” Mayor Scott Brook said. “You are wonderful examples to our community and we thank you for what you did.”

Lieutenant Scott Nathanson, Lead Medic Alden Prince, and Firefighter/Paramedic John Barry received The Meritorious Duty Commendation, which is the second highest recognition in the Coral Springs Fire Department. Driver Engineer/Paramedic Dan Doherty and Firefighter/Paramedic David Tyrrell were given Unit Citation Awards.

The Commission also recognized Advanced Cable Communications and Wal-Mart at Turtle Creek for sponsoring the 2008 Giving Tree event on November 21. For the past 14 years, the Giving Tree project has brought together community members to collect and distribute toys, nonperishable food and cash to those less-fortunate families in our community during the holidays. 

“Thank you so much for your sponsorship this year. We couldn’t have done it without you,” Mayor Brook said.


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