(Pictured left to right: TCVFD Training Officer Danny Tucker, Jr, TCVFD Chief Mike Grant, TCVFD Joe Murraca, Craig Morgan, TCVFD Lieutenant Brian Bretoi
Photo by Amy K. Mitchell
Four members of the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department (TCVFD) gathered backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn Saturday evening to recognize Country Music superstar and celebrated TV host Craig Morgan for his heroics last month in rescuing two small children from a house fire in Charlotte, Tenn.
On behalf of the TCVFD and the National Volunteer Fire Council, Craig Morgan was presented an award for his courageous efforts. He was also awarded honorary lifetime membership to the Tennessee City Fire Department will full rights and privileges as a member, including his own helmet and department identification number, #565.
“I’m humbled by this kind recognition from the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department and the National Volunteer Fire Council,” declares Morgan. “They are the real hometown heroes.”
For any of you who don’t remember the story, here it is from Craig’s web site:
CRAIG MORGAN RESCUES FAMILY FROM BURNING HOUSE
During what he thought would be a quiet Sunday afternoon after returning from a string of tour dates to his hometown of Dickson, Tennessee, country music superstar and TV host Craig Morgan witnessed a house fire and sprung into action.
Putting his skills as a former EMT and Assistant Deputy Sherriff to work, Morgan raced to the scene and into the smoke-filled house to rescue two young children still inside. When the fire trucks arrived, the firefighters handed Morgan a hose to help dampen the flames.
Thanks to the singer’s quick reaction, the home suffered relatively minor damage and everyone inside made it to safety.
In addition to keeping up with Craig on his web site, you can also follow him on Twitter @cmorganmusic.
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