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File #: 44449    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing Marcus Boyce, Freddie Carter, Greg Gersback, Travis McGuire, and David Radtke for their selfless acts of heroism to rescue a neighbor from a fire.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 12/6/2016 Final action: 12/6/2016
Enactment date: 12/9/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00879
Title: Recognizing Marcus Boyce, Freddie Carter, Greg Gersbach, Travis McGuire, and David Radtke for their selfless acts of heroism to rescue a neighbor from a fire.
Sponsors: Larry Palm, Paul E. Skidmore
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
12/6/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/21/20161 Fire Department RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available

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Recognizing Marcus Boyce, Freddie Carter, Greg Gersbach, Travis McGuire, and David Radtke for their selfless acts of heroism to rescue a neighbor from a fire.

 

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WHEREAS, on August 26, 2016 at 6:56 a.m., these individuals were preparing for work and noticed smoke coming from a nearby home; and

 

WHEREAS, Greg Gersbach called 911 to initiate a prompt response from the Madison Fire Department; and

 

WHEREAS, these individuals went to the home, heard someone struggling inside, and attempted to open the locked front door; and

 

WHEREAS, they moved to a nearby window when they were unable to gain access through the front door, pushed away a large window fan, and saw heavy smoke and fire inside; and

 

WHEREAS, they could see the occupant crawling on the floor and called out to the occupant to come to the window; and

 

WHEREAS, the occupant crawled to the base of the window and collapsed, these heroic men displayed courage and resolve as they battled heavy smoke, risking their own lives in order to reach in and pull the occupant out of the window to safety, thereby saving his life.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison honors and acknowledges the heroism of Marcus Boyce, Freddie Carter, Greg Gersbach, Travis McGuire, and David Radtke, and thanks them for their brave and noble actions to save another life.