The Agawam Housing Authority would like to express its appreciation for the excellent work done by the Agawam Police and Fire Departments in responding to a recent fire at the Authority’s Brady Village development.|
The fire broke out in the kitchen of unit 1B, home to a woman and her two children, on the evening of Jan. 27. Thanks to the quick work of Agawam’s public safety personnel, the damage was minimal and there were no serious injuries.
Maureen Cayer, executive director of the Agawam Housing Authority, said the first to respond was Officer James Wheeler of the Police Department. Upon arriving at the scene, the mother told Wheeler that she could not find her son. The officer then ran into the unit that was on fire to look for the boy, who fortunately had escaped.
Wheeler and the mother were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, treated and released. The Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire, preventing damage to other rooms in the unit as well as to the adjoining units.
“The Agawam Housing Authority wishes to thank our fine public safety professionals for their prompt response,” Cayer said. “Officer Wheeler, in particular, showed great bravery in the line of duty. The town of Agawam should be proud of the Fire Department and the Police Department for preventing what could have been a terrible tragedy. We are truly grateful for the fine job they do every day to protect the safety of the citizens of Agawam.”
The Agawam Housing Authority
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