Mississauga firefighters awarded for rescuing 12 people from burning home


Published September 8, 2021 at 3:54 pm

Mississauga firefighters who rescued a dozen people from a burning Malton home have been recognized for their outstanding conduct.

Twenty Mississauga firefighters are being recognized for their efforts in saving a dozen people from a Malton house fire. 

Captain Kim McBain and firefighters Darren Conway, Damir Loncar, Jim Visser and Zach Schell were the first to receive the Mississauga Fire Chief’s Certificate of Recognition for their outstanding conduct at a July 17 house fire on Laddie Cres., near Goreway and Derry Roads. 

They received their certificates today, while the remaining 15 firefighters will get the nod from the fire chief in the next week. 

The fire, which broke out in the basement of the home at about 7:30 a.m., was quickly brought under control by firefighters who arrived to see heavy smoke coming from the garage.  

Twelve people were rescued from the home, including seven who were taken to hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Four children were among those hospitalized. 

Cause of the blaze was not immediately determined. 

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