Earlier this month, we told you about two first responders and a police officer who saved two people inside a burning apartment in Roanoke County before fire crews even got to the scene.
Tuesday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors called paramedic Ethan Dressler, EMT-in-training Hunter Mood, and officer Cara Jacobs up to the podium and recognized them for pulling double duty.
Dressler and Mood told were working on the ambulance earlier this month when they arrived at an apartment fire at The Villages at Garst Creek before the firefighters.
Instead of waiting on the truck, the two, accompanied by Jacobs, went inside to get the victims themselves.
"Nothing went through my head," Jacobs said. "I just went in and did what I had to do to make sure everybody went home safe that night."
"It's nice to know that it goes higher up and the things we do on a day-to-day basis does make it up to the higher-ups that really care and watch out for the county," Mood said.
This is the second time this month the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has recognized first responders and police officers for saving lives.