Spirit of Courage Award Recipients – Nothstein & Smith

DSC04718.ARW Capt. Douglas Nothstein – Lehighton Fire Department

Lt. Justin Smith- Franklin Township Fire Department

When firefighters arrived at the home on Rock Street shortly after 7 pm last July, they found the entire back of the house engulfed in flames and the interior filled with smoke. Lt. Smith entered the home from the front and did a quick search of the living room and kitchen, while Capt. Nothstein entered from the rear. They found the victim in the kitchen and dragged him outside, where they began CPR. Despite their heroic efforts, the victim later died from severe burns and smoke inhalation.

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