FDL Fire Dept Awards Citizen Life Safety Award

The Fond du Lac Fire Department Wednesday awarded Marcus Norfleet with its Citizen Life Safety Award. Last December 20th Norfleet was instrumental in putting out a fire at a two story, eight unit apartment complex on Morningside Drive. Hearing some commotion and smoke detectors sounding he grabbed a fire extinguisher in a hallway and used it to put out a fire around a coffee table in a neighbor’s living room. He was humble in accepting the award. Fire Chief Peter O’Leary says not everyone would have shown as much bravery and courage. The Fire Department this week also gave out awards for Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the Year and Paramedic of the Year. Five firefighters were also recognized for saving a snowmobiler who broke through the ice on Lake Winnebago in January of 2013. In the photo are Matthew and Marcus Norfleet and Fire Cheif Peter O’Leary.