IBEW Local 1245 members Jason Hardy and Max Sherwood have won the IBEW Life Saving Award, the highest honor bestowed by the International union.
Hardy and Sherwood, electric linemen in Modesto Irrigation District‘s service maintenance department, didn’t set out to be heroes. But they were quick to take action when they arrived at a residence in Modesto, CA for a routine meter set and found smoke coming out of the house.
Sherwood attacked the flames at the rear of the house using a fire extinguisher off their MID truck. Hardy called 911 and banged on a door to get the resident’s attention. Their quick action alerted the resident to her peril.
Brothers Sherwood and Hardy were able to evacuate the resident and her pets from the house prior to the arrival of the fire department.
Local 1245 congratulates Brothers Hardy and Sherwood on their act of courage and their award.