Reno Fire Department Honors 4 Swope Middle School Students
Several heroic middle school students were honored Friday morning by the Reno Fire Department for their help fighting a structure fire.
The four Swope Middle School students - Tyler Geraci, Briar Gracey, Kaylee Lamothe and Jayde Matcham - were given the Reno Fire Chiefs Commendation Award, for helping fight the May 19th structure fire on Ferris Street. Authorities say the students rushed to the scene and helped another concerned citizen, Jose Marquez, locate a garden hose that he used to put out the flames on 85-year-old Beverly Mancroft's house.
Washoe County School District officials say they're proud of the kids' bravery. "We appreciate the Reno Fire Department taking time out of their busy schedules to talk with our kids. I know it will mean a lot to them and their families. We're very proud of them."
In a press release, Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez said, "We count on our citizens to help us provide safe and livable neighborhoods. This situation is an example of our community coming together in a time of crisis."