Sturgis Public Safety Director receives commendation

Photo via City of Sturgis

STURGIS, Mich. – The Sturgis Public Safety Director Geoffrey Smith was honored by Mayor Robert Hile for his efforts in assisting three individuals in evacuating a two-story structure fire back in early June.

On June 6, the Sturgis Fire Department was dispatched to a residence on Maple Street on reports of a structure fire with several people stuck inside on the second floor.

Smith arrived on the scene and quickly assisted in helping the family evacuate by utilizing a ladder from a neighbor.

Two adults and a baby were able to safely descend the ladder and escape from the house.

Fire officials say that the second floor eventually became engulfed in flames.

The City of Sturgis commended Director Smith’s actions and say that he represents the image and reputation of the City of Sturgis Fire Department.

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