Fire captain honored for heroic rescue
Capt. Darrin Witt wins Huntington Beach’s Medal of Bravery.
By JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
If Huntington Beach Fire Capt. Darrin Witt had his way, the rescue story of how he saved a man from a burning home would have stayed under the radar.
Many in the department didn’t hear about the rescue, and even Witt’s family wasn’t let in on all the details.
That was until Jan. 31.
Witt, along with others from the Huntington Beach Fire Department, were honored at the third annual Award Ceremony to recognize great service in the department.
Witt received the Medal of Bravery, the highest honor given at the event, for pulling a man from a burning townhouse July 1.
He was working with a police detective on a fireworks-suppression team patrol when he heard the emergency call come in, saying there was a fire at Lake Street and Indianapolis Avenue. Read the rest of this entry