FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Fort Lauderdale Fire chief was honored for making a brave save.
Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan was presented with a Medal of Valor Award from the Broward County Fire Chiefs’ Association, Tuesday night.
Gollan was off duty, enjoying a night out at dinner with his family when he heard a gunshot go off across the restaurant’s dining area.
He quickly jumped into action, applying a tourniquet to a man who had accidentally shot himself in the leg.
“Please join me in congratulating Chief Gollan for preventing mass chaos and for saving a life while off duty,” said a women.
He is credited for his actions to slow the injured man’s bleeding until paramedics could arrive, likely saving the man’s life.
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