Kolodka spotted a fire across the street
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – WOIO reports that a South Euclid firefighter was awarded for his actions in May that put himself alone to fight a fire.
The South Euclid Fire Department told WOIO that Firefighter Kolodka was alone at the firehouse on May 27 due to call volume and staff jumping when he saw a garage on fire across the street.
He called the fire in to dispatchers before pulling out a fire truck and placing it in pump.
Firefighter Kolodka then told a police officer on the scene how to lay a supply line to a hydrant before he pulled out a 2-1/2-inch hoseline, charged the line, and then extinguished the bulk of the fire before other firefighters arrived.
According to SEFD, Firefighter Kolodka’s actions saved two other buildings from burning.