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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Firefighter recognized for heroic rescue

Firefighter recognized

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Firefighter Nick Greene was recognized by Mayor Pitts and Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery Jr. for the rescue of a man from a burning home. 

Clarksville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a house fire at 613 Central Ave on May 29 where an individual was believed to be trapped. Firefighter Nick Greene pulled Jason Saunders from the burning home and is alive today because of Greene’s heroic actions. Three pets were also saved from the blaze.  Saunders is recovering well from smoke inhalation and burns to his arms.

Firefighter Greene was presented with the Mayor’s Certificate of Recognition on July 13. The certificate says:

“I, Joe Pitts, Mayor of the City of Clarksville, do hereby recognize Firefighter Nick Greene for his instantaneous and decisive actions taken on May 29, 2020, putting the safety of others above his own and performing under life-threatening conditions to successfully rescue and save the life of Jason Saunders and his pets that were trapped at 613 Central Avenue.” 


 

Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery, left, and Mayor Joe Pitts, right, presented Firefighter Nick Greene with a Mayor’s Certificate of Recognition on Monday in honor of his quick actions to save a man and his pets from a house fire.


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Clarksville Fire Rescue

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michael.rios@cityofclarksville.com

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