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Fire rescue heroes rewarded for their bravery

Published: 20th September 2006

The NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) has officially recognised the heroic actions by NSWFB Station Officer Carlos Henry, and five other people involved in the rescue of three-year-old Tyler Jameson, from his burning home in Kingswood, in July 2006.

At Parliament House today, Wednesday 20 September 2006, the Jameson family was reunited with the people who saved their youngest son's life.

The Minister for Emergency Services, Tony Kelly, Police Minister Carl Scully and NSW Fire Brigades Commissioner Greg Mullins, presented bravery awards to those who rescued Tyler from the burning townhouse.

Minister Kelly praised the actions of all involved, describing them as "true heroes".

Firefighter Carlos Henry received the highest award for a NSWFB Firefighter, the Medal for Conspicuous Bravery.

NSW Fire Brigades Commissioner, Greg Mullins said, "The Medal for Conspicuous Bravery is awarded for exceptional bravery by a firefighter, and is a fitting tribute to Station Officer Henry for his selfless actions at this fire, particularly his determination to rescue Tyler under extreme conditions and without any protective equipment.

"It is a proud moment for me to recognise Station Officer Henry's bravery. He is a role model, not only to his fellow fire fighters, but for the entire community," Commissioner Mullins said.

David Jameson, Tyler's father, received the NSWFB Commissioner's Commendation for his valiant rescue attempt, while NSW Police Officers Constable Mathew McDougall and Constable Kyle Rodger received the Commissioner's Commendation for their part in the boy's rescue. Sergeant Jonathan Cornelius and nurse Faith Daubney also received the Commissioner's Commendation for their role in resuscitating Tyler.