Van Buren Firefighters Receive Award For July Rescue Of Bloomington Man

(BLOOMINGTON) – Three Van Buren Township Firefighters received the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association Life Savings Award and Medal of Valor Award from Van Buren Twp. Wednesday evening.

Firefighters Paul Ford, Tim Deckard, and Jeremy Inman were given the awards during a presentation on Wednesday at the Van Buren Fire Department.

Back in July, the firefighter was able to rescue a man from his burning home located at 471 South Woodfield Lane.

Firefighters arrived from Van Buren Township to find heavy fire in the back of the home. Firefighters was able to get the fire quickly under control. During the primary search of the home the man was found between the kitchen and the main entrance of the home.

Audio: Tim Deckard comments the night of the rescue back in July

“The male was quickly taken by ambulance to the hospital by IU Health Ambulance Service,” said Tim Deckard of the Van Buren Township Fire Department.