WHAT: Special recognition ceremony
DATE: Tuesday, June 14
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Collier County Fire Code Official’s building, 2700 N. Horseshoe Drive, off Airport-Pulling Road, just north of Naples Airport.
SUMMARY: The East Naples Fire Rescue District will honor six Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies for their courageous lifesaving efforts during a fire at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in East Naples on May 12.
The special recognition ceremony is open to the public and will be held at the start of the monthly meeting of the East Naples Board of Fire Commissioners.
East Naples Fire Rescue’s prestigious Eagle Award for life saving while risking personal safety will be presented to Sgt. Richard Williams, Cpl. James Casey, Cpl. Anna Cohen, Cpl. David Leatherwood, Cpl. David Whitt, and Cpl. Kasey Wingo.
The six deputies arrived at Goodlette Arms just minutes after the early evening fire was dispatched. The deputies, without regard to personal safety, entered the four-story smoke- filled building to physically help countless mobility-challenged residents navigate the hallways and stairs, through the building’s ground-floor lobby, and safely outside. All this was accomplished without a single injury to any of the residents.
All six deputies were treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital.