2 Chattanooga firefighters honored for saving life

2 Chattanooga firefighters honored for saving life

September 24th, 2013 by Louie Brogdon in Local - Breaking News

Lamar Flint

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

Two Chattanooga firefighters were honored today for saving the life of a child in April.

Fire Chief Lamar Flint said Capt. Dean Rodgers and Senior Firefighter Kyle Duggan went "above and beyond the call of duty," when they charged into a burning building on the 2000 block of Rawlings Street on April 1.

Flint told council members tonight, Rodgers and Duggan arrived at the fire and learned there were two children trapped inside the home.

Without hoses or full firefighting equipment, the two charged into the building and found the two children, Flint said. One child was treated for injuries, but another perished.

"All the firefighters involved deserve to be commended, and they will be, however there are two who went above and beyond the call of duty," Flint said.

Rodgers and Duggan were given the city's life saving award for their efforts.