Fresno firefighter Steve McGary was honored in a ceremony at the Senior Citizens Village for rescuing resident Richard Parsley, 74, from a burning apartment. Fresno City Council member Mike Dages presented McGary with a proclamation for “Steve McGary Day”.
Parsley was asleep in his one-bedroom apartment May 5th when a lighted cigarette started a fire in a wastebasket that burned a desk and the carpet. Parsley was overcome by smoke but managed to set off an alarm. A neighbor who heard the alarm called 911.
When fire crews arrived, from a medical aid call in the complex, McGary rushed into the apartment without his breathing aparatus and carried Parsley to safety.