Friday, April 17, 2009
Springfield Firefighter Honored as Red Cross Hero
Springfield Firefighter Scott Weitekamp was honored today but the Illinois Capitol Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for his heroic actions taken while off duty. The Red Cross stated that "There is not doubt that Scott's actions helped save lives that day and helped to stabilize a serious accident scene. His selfless actions exemplified the dedication to service that is at the very heart of firefighter" The 2009 Heroes Breakfast highlights and reinforces the values of courage, initiative, compassion, personal responsibility and humanity that underlie heroic actions which save lives and/or demonstrate an extraordinary degree of unselfish character.