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File #: 21-941    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Filed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 9/27/2021
Title: Presentation of Medal of Valor to Firefighter Tate Parker
Attachments: 1. Tate Parker Medal of Valor

PRESENTER: Presenter

Matthew Bushnell, Assistant Fire Chief

 

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Presentation of Medal of Valor to Firefighter Tate Parker

 

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DEPARTMENT: Fire

 

 

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: All

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On October 10, 2020, while off duty and in his own personal vehicle, New Braunfels Firefighter Tate Parker arrived at the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a rolled-over 18-wheeler that was on fire.  With the fire rapidly encroaching on the cab, and without regard for his own safety, Firefighter Parker used a personal tool to gain access to the passenger compartment, thus freeing and then helping the driver to safety.

 

Upon the arrival of the first firefighting units, there was not any survivable space found within the passenger compartment and the victim would certainly have been killed if not for the heroic and selfless actions of Firefighter Parker.

 

 

 

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