From left are Fire Marshal Beau Matlock, Firefighter of the Year recipients Kyle Duggan and Dean Rogers, Rick Carlson with the Rotary Club and Fire Chief Lamar Flint
- photo by Bruce Garner
Captain Dean Rogers and Senior Firefighter Kyle Duggan were selected as this year’s Firefighter of the Year, Rick Carlson with the Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club announced.
Both firefighters were involved in the deadly house fire at 2014 Rawlings St. on April 1.
Officials said, "Captain Rogers and Senior Firefighter Duggan forced their way into the burning home and, despite extreme risk to their own safety, searched for and found two children inside. One of the children died from injuries sustained in the blaze, but the other survived, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of these two firefighters.