West Frankfort firefighters honored for saving woman’s life in October

West Frankfort firefighters honored for saving woman’s life in October
Captain Jon Alexander, firefighter Gaston Saillez and paid on-call firefighter Willie Herron were recognized for saving the life of a fire victim. (Source: City of West Frankfort, IL/Facebook)

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (KFVS) - Three West Frankfort firefighters were honored for their heroic efforts during a City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 8.

Captain Jon Alexander, firefighter Gaston Saillez and paid on-call firefighter Willie Herron were recognized for saving the life of a fire victim.

Captain Jon Alexander, firefighter Gaston Saillez and paid on-call firefighter Willie Herron were recognized for saving the life of a fire victim. (Source: City of West Frankfort, IL/Facebook)
Captain Jon Alexander, firefighter Gaston Saillez and paid on-call firefighter Willie Herron were recognized for saving the life of a fire victim. (Source: City of West Frankfort, IL/Facebook) (Source: City of West Frankfort, IL/Facebook)

The three men pulled a woman from her burning mobile home on Monroe St. on October 5, 2019.

The brave men received the State Award of Excellence for saving the woman’s life.

Captain Jon Alexander, firefighter Gaston Saillez and paid on-call firefighter Willie Herron were recognized for saving the life of a fire victim. (Source: City of West Frankfort, IL/Facebook)
Captain Jon Alexander, firefighter Gaston Saillez and paid on-call firefighter Willie Herron were recognized for saving the life of a fire victim. (Source: City of West Frankfort, IL/Facebook) (Source: City of West Frankfort, IL/Facebook)

A ceremony to present them with the award was originally scheduled to take place in Springfield, but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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