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Bend Fire & Rescue Firefighter wins Distinguished Conduct Award from Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (Photo) - 05/09/22

Bend Fire & Rescue firefighter Jared Hopper was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Award from the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association on Friday, May 6th  .  This award is given to a fire service professional who selflessly carried out their duties despite being faced with danger or adversity. 

Firefighter Hopper was given this award for rescuing a woman from a house fire while off duty last May.  Firefighter Hopper was driving by a house near Prineville when he saw smoke coming from a house and was flagged down by a neighbor. Hopper was told there was a fire and a woman was trapped in the house. Hopper quickly ran into the smoke-filled house, lifted the women from her bed to her wheelchair and quickly got her out of the home. Due to his actions the female did not suffer any smoke related or other injuries. 

Crook County Fire & Rescue arrived shortly after the rescue extinguishing the fire which was isolated to the garage. “We are very proud of firefighter Hoppers quick actions that may have saved this women’s life” stated Todd Riley, Fire Chief of Bend Fire & Rescue. “This Distinguished Conduct Award is well deserved.” 

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