Ogilvie Fire Department Assistant Chief Jason Hippie received the Livesaving Valor Award for his heroic actions in pulling a man from a burning building earlier this year.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, Hippie was the first to arrive at the scene of a house fire. The home was engulfed in flames, and Hippie could hear shouting from the attached garage. Hippie ran toward the sound and found a man with a leg amputation on the floor, attempting to escape the fire.
Hippie was able to pull the man from the fire, and with the help of a neighbor pull him away from the building and begin emergency medical care. The man suffered burns, but survived the ordeal.
Cramsie presented Hippie with the award on March 15, remarking that to his knowledge, this was the first such award presented in the fire department’s 102-year history.