On Wednesday evening, Wyoming Fire–EMS was one of four departments honored with the 2013 Syrian Shrine Firefighters Award for Heroism. The ceremony was held in the atrium of the Cincinnati Shriners Burns Hospital. Wyoming, Lockland, Reading, and Woodlawn all received this award for their actions on October 5, 2012 at a fire in a 16-family apartment
complex at 500 Williams Street in Lockland. Their combined actions saved several lives at this fire where three people jumped from upper levels, seriously injuring one person. More importantly, this departure to honor all of the initial responding fire units highlights the collaborative efforts in Hamilton County, and the daily reliance of most jurisdictions on fire personnel and apparatus from their neighbors to automatically and seamlessly respond to their structure fires. The award was accepted by Chief Rielage on behalf of the department.


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