Mayor honors off-duty firefighter who saved child from burning home in Kings Highway
Mayor Eric Adams today honored a Brooklyn firefighter for his heroic efforts last month that saved the life of a little girl.
Stefon Douglas was off duty on June 5 when he pulled the 3-year-old girl from a burning house on Kings Highway.
Douglas was walking on his own block when he came across the burning building. He sprang into action, running into the burning house and pulled out the child. The mother unfortunately did not survive the fire, but the toddler now has a future.
Adams presented Douglas with a proclamation at City Hall. At the presentation, Douglas was surrounded by fellow first responders, FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh and Uniformed Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro. The mayor said Douglas' actions showed that first responders are truly never off duty and that saving lives is in their blood.