Today, Monday, February 3, 2014, Officers Jamie Smith and Kevin Parker were honored at the City Commission meeting where they received the City of Lakeland Heroism Award.
Lakeland Fire Department Fire Inspector Shannon Turbeville submitted the officers for this award in recognition of their actions. Fire Inspector Turbeville wrote in his nomination, “Lakeland Fire Department had a motel room involved with fire at the Hyatt Place of Lakeland on November 23, 2013 at approximately 10:15pm. The 2nd floor of the motel had smoke and the room involved was charged with smoke and the sprinkler system had activated. These 2 officers were the first to arrive on the scene before the fire department and unselfishly went to the fire floor and announced an evacuation of all the guests and went to the room where the fire originated and made sure the occupants were evacuated. They met us at the lobby and informed us of the situation, secured a master key for us and assisted us further in a room by room evacuation of the fire floor.”
At the commission meeting, Officers Smith and Parker were presented with the Heroism Award by Mayor Wiggs and Sergeant Harper.
Thank you for your dedication and Congratulations on this award!