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Bloomington Man Recognized For 'Heroic Actions' By BFD

Jim Browne

A Bloomington man whose preparedness and rapid response likely saved a neighbor's life, is honored by the Fire Department. On Thanksgiving day, David Cummings was able to use his personal fire extinguisher to put out a fire at the apartment next door at Woodhill towers. Bloomington Fire Chief Brian Mohr says Cummings actions that day deserve recognition.

Chief Mohr then handed Cummings the coin, and a new fire extinguisher to replace the one he depleted on Thanksgiving day. David Cummings was trained in the use of extinguishers while an employee at Nestle-Beich. Thanks to his knowledge, damage was limited to a mattress and bedding. Cummings says there was a crowd of people in the room smoking just before the fire.

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