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Monday, May 13, 2019

During the Town of Clayton's May Council Meeting Clayton Police Chief Carl Hutson recognized several Clayton Fire Company members and a Clayton Police Officer for their actions in saving the life a Clayton man and his mother from a trailer fire.  The fire occurred on the afternoon of Monday April 1.  When a Clayton Police and Smyrna Police Officer and Clayton Firefighters arrived fire was engulfing the mobile home in the Clayton Courts Community.  As the first fire company member was arriving Clayton Police Officer PFC Daniel Hume and Smyrna Police Department Sargent Michael Helton were in the process of pulling a male victim out of a bedroom window of the trailer.  Immediately Captain Austin Moorhead and Past Chief Robert Davis who arrived a minute after. Moorhead entered same window and began searching for the female occupant.  Within minutes she was located and with the assistance of several arriving firefighters from Quint 45 and Engine 45-3 were able to remove the victim through a bedroom window to awaiting EMS crews.  The male and female were transported to Chester Crozer Burn Center in Pa were the male was treated and released after several days.  As of this writing the female victim is still hospitalized in the burn center but is improving with her condition.  During the meeting Chief Hutcon present certificates and the "Chiefs Accomindation" award to the following;  Clayton Police Department PFC Daniel Hume, Clayton Fire Company Captain Austin Moorhead, Captain Jonathan Burnett, Past Chief Robert Davis, Firefighters David Ross, Jason Sacco, Claude "Ray" Johnson and Michael Lucas. The company would like to again congratulate those individuals involved in the incident for their life saving actions.  Photo courtesy Harvey Scott Clayton Police Department.   

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