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4 firefighters honored for grain silo rescue
Division Chief Scott Ard and Battalion Chief Jason Baker, from left, were presented the Statesboro Fire Department Medal of Honor for their efforts at the Grain Bin Rescue on Feb. 14. The department also awarded the Statesboro Public Safety Medal of Honor to Tyler Thompson, right, (Bulloch County Fire Department) and Derrel Colson (Bulloch County Rescue) for their efforts on that incident. - photo by Special
For valor shown during the rescue of a man trapped in a grain silo earlier this year, four local firefighters were honored Tuesday by the Statesboro Public Safety Department and Statesboro City Council. In a meeting at City Hall, medals were presented to Statesboro Fire Department Division Chief Scott Ard, Battalion Chief Jason Baker, Bulloch County Fire Department firefighter Tyler Thompson and Bulloch County Rescuer Derrel Colson for their roles in an hours-long rescue effort to save a man’s life. The rescue took place on Feb. 14 near Bulloch County’s southern edge — on a farm off Georgia Highway 46, near Jadith Deloach and Red Hill Church roads.
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