Saturday, February 9, 2013 19:00 -
On Saturday night, eight volunteers attended the annual Delaware County Firefighters Association dinner banquet and awards ceremony. One of the crew was firefighter and Upper Darby Police Officer Montess Trapp. After cocktail hour and a fantastic dinner, Montess received this year's DCFA Award of Merit, given to an individual who performs beyond their call of duty. It was back in early April when Montess, patrolling the neighborhood that night in his police car, observed flames coming from the rear of a home. After calling in the fire, he forced entry to the home. Without any regard for his own safety, Montess entered the home and pulled out a critically injured four year old girl. Both he and the child were transported to local hospitals, where it was later learned that the child would survive her injuries. Thanks to the courage of Firefighter/Officer Trapp, the little girl is alive and well today. Montess has been a firefighter in Drexel Hill since January of 2003, having served as a Board of Director and Lieutenant. Without a doubt, his ten years of skills and experience served him well that night. Congratulations Tez, you have made us all very proud! Be sure to visit the link below for the article of this incident.