FIREFIGHTER JAMES MACLEAN & FIREFIGHTER DANIEL MCKENNA
KEENE FIRE DEPARTMENT
NOMINATED BY FIRE CHIEF MARK HOWARD OF THE KEENE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Firefighter James MacLean along with the crew of Ladder 2 responded to Hallmark on Main Street the morning of December 19, 2015 for an odor of gas in the building. Firefighters James MacLean and Daniel McKenna entered the building and began metering the space. Upon entry into the rear of the building a strong odor of gas was encountered and the crew evacuated into the main portion of the building and radioed the IC of the gas readings. They then donned their masks and went on air for entry into the hazardous atmosphere. The firefighters returned to the stock room to locate the possible source of the odor and search for potential occupants requiring evacuation. A young female was located in the stock room, lying on the floor unconscious, unknown if breathing. Firefighter MacLean radioed that they located a victim and requested an ambulance. Firefighter McLean picked up the young woman and proceeded to the portion of the building where additional personnel were located while Firefighter McKenna completed the primary search of the stockroom to search for any further victims. Firefighter MacLean and another Firefighter began patient care on the subject, who was unconscious but breathing on her own. The young woman was conscious and breathing when loaded into the ambulance for transport to Cheshire Medical Center.
The quick responses of Firefighters James MacLean and Daniel McKenna were undoubtedly responsible for saving the life of the young victim, together with the other firefighters and medical personnel on scene.
With great appreciation, the NH Police, Fire & EMS Foundation present Firefighters James MacLean and Daniel McKenna each with Life Saving Awards!