LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Five Lafayette firefighters received the Life Saving Award, an honor that hasn't been given out in 15 years.
Lieutenants Jim Morrow and Chad Hoey, along with firefighters Todd Lyons, Scott Guinn and Doug Dunwoody, were presented the award Wednesday night at Fire Station 5.
Ten other firefighters were also recognized for their work during a July apartment fire on Shoshone Drive.
As News 18 previously reported, crews arrived on scene and saw thick smoke billowing from a third floor apartment. Soon after, they found a woman unconscious and not breathing in the bathroom.
Firefighters performed rescue breathing on her and pulled her out of the building.
The woman regained consciousness later at the hospital.
The last time the Life Saving Award was last presented was after the attempted bombing at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse in 1998.
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