VIDEO: Hopkins Recognizes Residents Who Saved Neighbors from Fire
Eliecer Ramirez Vargas and Rebecca Dahlquist-Eckhoff helped neighbors to safety during a 2011 condo fire.
Eliecer Ramirez Vargas and Rebecca Dahlquist-Eckhoff had pulled over patio furniture that they stood on to help second-floor residents climb down to safety through the windows.
For their actions, Hopkins awarded them with the city’s Life Safety Award on Tuesday.
“They had moved tables over, patio tables, chairs, whatever they could get to, to help rescue occupants of this burning building at 810 Old Settlers Trail,” Fire Chief Dale Specken said.