Monday, May 23, 2011

Girl Scout Honored for Fast Fire Response

In Lemont, IL, first grader Abby Beranek was honored for her prompt response when her family’s dryer caught on fire. The Tribune Local reports that Abby, age 7, was presented with a “Young Hero” award at the Lemont Fire District Station One Thursday night.

She also got a copy of a letter written by U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., which will be read when Congress is in session, a proclamation from Mayor Brian Reaves, an award for bravery from State Fire Marshal Lawrence Matkaitis, and a gift certificate for breakfast with her family.

Last month, Abby, along with the Daisy Girl Scout troop that she belongs to, went to a fire prevention talk given by Jeff Hawthorne, public education coordinator for the Lemont Fire Protection District.