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‘The impact is generational’: An award-winning rescue provides perspective

Inside the intense rescue operation that earned Hilton Head Island (S.C.) Fire Rescue Truck 6 crewmembers the IAFC Ben Franklin Award of Valor

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It was a “constant state of readiness” that contributed to the successful rescue of an unconscious victim from a structure fire – an incident that ultimately earned Hilton Head Island (S.C.) Fire Rescue FAO Brendan Horlbeck, Lt. Sean Kavlick and Battalion Chief David Bell the 2023 IAFC Ben Franklin Award of Valor. Bell, Kavlick and Horlbeck detail the incident response, plus get into all this:

  • How a unique dispatch note was the difference between life and death
  • The generational impact of a single rescue
  • The urgent reminder that this type of fire could happen to any crew at any time

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