Neighbors honored for saving family from kitchen fire

It happened Thursday off of East Brainerd Road

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Fire Department honored the neighbors that came to the rescue of a father and daughter yesterday in East Brainerd.

The family was trapped on the second story by a kitchen fire.

Fernando Rivera and Sam Triplett helped everyone get out okay.

Rivera coaxed the daughter to jump out of a second floor windo into his arms.

Then he and Triplett pulled a trampoline over so the father could jump to safety.

Fire Chief Phil Hyman gave them Citizen Commendation Awards for their actions.

“Their compassion, ingenuity & bravery truly made a difference when every second mattered.”

In all, two adults and six children were displaced by the fire.

Fire Rescue 1

from CFD

Fire Rescue 2

from CFD


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