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Fire rescue bravery recognised

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5 days ago

Two men are being recognised for their bravery with top awards from the United Kingdom and New Zealand Royal Humane Societies.

Murray Michie rescued a mother and her three daughters from a burning vehicle near Bulls in July 2015. He is being presented with the Stanhope Gold Medal at Government House in Wellington on Tuesday afternoon.

He was previously acknowledged with the award of a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand Silver Award last year.

The Stanhope Medal is chosen from gallant rescues nominated by societies in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK.

Christopher Muller is receiving the NZ Royal Humane Society Silver Award for rescuing a woman from a burning house in Havelock North in September 2014.

The volunteer firefighter was on leave recovering from a surgery when he saw a pager notification about a fire at a local property.

He crawled about 10m through the burning and smoke-filled house to reach the semi-conscious woman and drag her to safety.

The society awards are awarded for acts of bravery where rescuers put their own lives at risk to help others.

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