2015 Meritorious Conduct Awards - Class B Medal

Class B Medals are awarded for acts voluntary in nature in relation to the saving of human life under dangerous conditions and at great personal risk. Recipients also receive a monetary award in the amount of $250.


Firefighter - Jerry Chiang                                                       Rescue Squad 1

On March 12, 2005, Rescue Squad 1 responded to a 2-Alarm fire at 951 Eddy Street. In heavy smoke and fire conditions, the crew conducted a quick but thorough search on the 3rd and 4th floor of the 4 story building without the benefit of a protective hose line.  Locating three elderly residents, the team brought all three to safety.  Firefighter Jerry Chiang removed the mask of his breathing apparatus and shared his air with one of the residents.  Their courageous and heroic efforts saved the lives of all three residents.