Lt. Corey Cooke Presented With Silver Medal
Last night at the Nassau County Fire Commission’s annual awards ceremony, held at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum, Freeport Fire Department Lieutenant Corey Cooke was awarded the Silver Medal of Valor for his life saving actions at a house fire on Roosevelt Avenue in September of 2016.
Lt. Cooke (also a Freeport Police Officer), along with off duty Nassau County Police Officer Gary Boulanger, rescued six people from the well involved home. This rescue included a 90-year-old female who, while attempting to exit the smoke-filled home on her own, fell down the stairs and needed to be carried out. All eight people were transported to an area hospital, treated and released. Had it not been for the actions of the two officers the outcome could have been very different.
Congratulations to Officer Boulanger and our very own, Lt. Cooke.
(adapted from Freeport FD Facebook page - Photos by Kevin Madigan)