Firefighter honored with resolution
Published 5:56 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Volunteer firefighters do what they do because of their desire to serve their fellowman when emergencies happen.
Dakota Chancery, who serves as the fire chief for the Pineview Volunteer Fire Department, put his skills to work in November 2022.
A local motorist, Leandra Morgan, was involved in an automobile crash that left her unable to free herself from the vehicle.
First on the scene was Chancery, also a member of the Mobile Fire Department, who worked to pull Morgan from the car just moments before it burst into flames.
During the monthly meeting of the Escambia County Volunteer Fire Association, Dist. 3 Commissioner Larry White read from a state-issued resolution by Representative Alan Baker, honoring Chancery for his exemplary lifesaving service.
The resolution, commending Chancery for his heroic efforts, reads, in part, as follows:
“Chief Chancer was at the Pineview Volunteer Fire Department to hear the 911 call alerting responders to a single vehicle crash with a trapped driver and smoke coming from the car; he was the first emergency person on the scene and worked quickly to save the woman from the burning car; he smashed the back window and crawled inside to free Morgan and drug her toward the back of the car and to safety; with the help of a bystander, Chancer was able to clear the vehicle before it burst into flames. Be it resolved that Pineview Volunteer Fire Chief Dakota Chancery, is heartily commended for his service to his community, and this resolution is offered to him with highest regard for his activities and exemplary lifesaving service.” Signed by John Treadwell, clerk for the State of Alabama House of Representatives.