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File #: 13-1051    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Department Matters
File created: 8/15/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/27/2013 Final action: 8/27/2013
Title: Supervisor Veerkamp recommending the Board recognize Officer Lisa Beaudette and Officer Robert Nevins with California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Deputy Todd Crawford with the El Dorado County Sheriff for their life-saving acts of courage on August 1, 2013, when they pulled a trapped man out of a burning car and administered initial treatment until emergency responders arrived. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
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Supervisor Veerkamp recommending the Board recognize Officer Lisa Beaudette and Officer Robert Nevins with California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Deputy Todd Crawford with the El Dorado County Sheriff for their life-saving acts of courage on August 1, 2013, when they pulled a trapped man out of a burning car and administered initial treatment until emergency responders arrived. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
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On Thursday, August 1st, 2013, a driver and passenger were injured when their car hit a tree and caught fire near Diamond Springs. The passenger was able to escape, but the driver was caught inside. The first responder on scene was CHP Officer Lisa Beaudette. She used her fire extinguisher to slow the flames and continued to try to free the pinned driver, but the flames continued to grow. Officer Robert Nevins arrived, grabbed his extinguisher and ran to assist Officer Beaudette and the driver. Ignoring all personal dangers, the two CHP officers grabbed the driver and using all their strength, pulled the driver out as the flames touched them all. El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Crawford arrived and helped to drag the driver to safety and begin administering first aid. All three acted without hesitation, over and above the call of duty.