MA Firefighter Honored for Off-Duty Rescue

A Weymouth (MA) firefighter was honored for a rescue he effected in conjunction with an off-duty Quincy firefighter.

John Higgins was honored for his actions with commendations presented to him by local officials on March 27, according to Wicked Local Hanover (

Higgins and firefighter Michael Eastwick had been driving around enjoying a day off when they noticed smoke coming from a home in Hingham. Prior to the arrival of local fire crews, the two forced entry to the burning structure and removed the occupant; the occupant want to re-enter the house to retrieve her dog, but the firefighters prevented her from doing so.

Read additional details about the rescue and the award presentation at

For firefighter training articles on related issues at structure fires, consider DEALING WITH CIVILIANS AT FIRE SCENES.


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