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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 14

(By Senators Browning, Kessler (Mr. President), Klempa and Williams)

 

Honoring Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows and the entire Pineville Volunteer Fire Department for their heroic actions in saving the life of Marcia McKinney.

    Whereas, Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows are volunteer firefighters for the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department; and

    Whereas, On the frigid night of February 15, 2011, just before 2 a.m., the department was called out to a three-alarm structure fire; and

    Whereas, Upon arrival to the site of the fire, Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows quickly learned that Marcia McKinney was trapped on the second story of the fully engulfed structure; and

    Whereas, Without regard for their own well-being, Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows took to the roof of the crumbling structure, which was near collapse; and

    Whereas, Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows were able to extract Marcia McKinney from the burning structure through a tiny window and lead her to safety; and

    Whereas, Although Marcia McKinney sustained second and third degree burns over 40 percent of her body, the selfless and courageous actions of Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows saved her life; and

    Whereas, Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows and the entire Pineville Volunteer Fire Department are recognized as true West Virginian heroes and their heroic deed will not be forgotten; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby honors Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows and the entire Pineville Volunteer Fire Department for their heroic actions in saving the life of Marcia McKinney; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate hereby expresses its appreciation to Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows for their courageous act of saving the life of a fellow West Virginian; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Captain Jim Cook, Assistant Chief Mike Vickers and firefighters Greg Meadows and Dwight Meadows, the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department and Marcia McKinney.

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