Eight Spring firefighters Share 100 Club Firefighter of the Year Honors
For the second time in three years, several Spring Fire Department firefighters are sharing a major honor from the 100 Club.
In less than two months last year, Spring firefighters rescued several people from second and third story windows.
Captain Paige climbed up a ladder to a window on the second floor, where he managed to break the window and pull the woman out.
“By the time we got there she was still semi-conscious, but she could still barely stand up on her own power,” Paige told the Cypress Creek Mirror. He called the 100 Club honor a great feeling and a special moment for “family and the friends.”
Less than two months later, Captain Paige’s brother Jeff Paige was part of amazing sequence of rescues from the Motel 6 just off Interstate 45 and Cypresswood.
Firefighter Nathan Smith told the Cypress Creek Mirror how he was sent in with other firefighters to search the building, “When we were halfway through the third floor we found a man in the hallway and his girlfriend was inside the room.” Smith and his crew helped get the two out of the flames by lowering them out of a third story window.
For Smith and Hernandez this was largest fire of their careers so far.
“We train every shift, every tour for moments like these and it was time to put all that training and knowledge out on the field,” Hernandez told the Cypress Creek Mirror.
Read the Cypress Creek Mirror story: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/spring/news/article/Spring-Cypress-Creek-Firefighters-named-15320855.php