published Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

2 Chattanooga firefighters honored for saving life

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.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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