During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet today, Governor Rick Scott recognized three Brevard County Deputies with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism for their brave actions in response to a house fire.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Every day, our first responders put their lives at risk to protect our communities and families. I’d like to thank Deputies Doucette, Fischer and Bennett for their quick response and selfless actions to rescue a woman trapped in a house fire. It’s an honor to present them with the Medal of Heroism today.”
The following first responders were recognized with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism:
- Deputy Robert Bennett
- Deputy Benjamin Fischer
- Deputy Jesse Doucette
On January 20, 2017, Deputy Doucette arrived on the scene of a house fire and entered the burning home to find a woman unconscious in a wheelchair. Deputy Doucette carried her outside where he and Deputy Fisher began lifesaving first aid efforts until emergency rescue personnel arrived. Deputy Robert Bennett then arrived on-scene and entered the house to search for additional residents. He located a dog lying inside the home and was able to crawl to the unconscious dog, carry it outside, and utilize oxygen tank provided by fire rescue to provide aid until the dog started breathing again.