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Resident honored for saving friend from fire


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 Deputy Chief Dan Bates presents Brad Eubanks with the Columbus Fire Department Citizen Life Saving Award.
Deputy Chief Dan Bates presents Brad Eubanks with the Columbus Fire Department Citizen Life Saving Award.


The Columbus Fire Department recognized local resident Brad Eubanks for actions that led to the rescue of his friend in a house fire.

Eubanks was on his way to visit Edward Brune on May 28 when he and Columbus Police Department K-9 Officer John Searle found Brune’s Union Street home on fire. Eubanks told firefighters that he arrived at the home of Brune and attempted to enter the residence by kicking in a back door. Fire kept him from advancing in

the doorway.

 

Officer Searle, at the front of the residence at that time, attempted the same tactic, according to a fire department news release.

Eubanks and Searle pulled Brune from the burning home after a window was removed by Searle. Eubanks received burns to his hand during the incident.

Eubanks received the fire department’s Citizen Life Saving Award on June 2. Eubanks, with burn injuries

still visible, accepted the award at the department’s administration building.

“I just did what I would have wanted anyone else to do for me,” Eubanks said about

the dangers associated with his actions.

Eubanks said that he now has a greater appreciation of the dangers that firefighters encounter on the job.

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