2 firefighters honored after saving family from burning apartment in Millville, NJ

It was the first time either firefighter had performed a ladder rescue, something they had only ever done in training.
MILLVILLE, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Two firefighters in South Jersey were recognized Wednesday for saving a family of four from their burning apartment in Millville.

On April 4, Millville firefighters Kevin Hall and Sumner Bryan Lippincott helped the family escape through a window and onto a ladder.

The two firefighters received the April 2022 New Jersey Heartland Hero Award.

It was the first time either firefighter had performed a ladder rescue, something they had only ever done in training.

"We train on every possible scenario throughout the entire year," said Lippincott. "Whether that's a motor vehicle crash, ladder operations, engine operations, or fire suppression."

Both firefighters also credit the rest of the department for helping.

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