Plantation Firefighter honored for heroism
Plantation Fire Captain Randall Pettitt recently receive the Department’s Meritorious Service award.
On October 30, 2012, while on his way to dinner with his wife, Captain Pettitt witnessed a car go into the lake at Peters and Pine Island Road, in Plantation.
Captain Pettitt pulled off the road and contacted Plantation’s Dispatch Center via radio. Not knowing the condition of the vehicle, or what injuries the driver had, Pettitt made the decision to enter the water and safely remove her to the bank.
A Plantation Rescue arrived shortly thereafter and the woman was transported to Westside Regional Medical Center where she recovered. For his quick actions, while placing his own safety in jeopardy, Captain Pettitt was awarded the Plantation Fire Department’s Meritorious Service Award.