Carnegie Medal presentation to Christopher Chmielnicki

Carnegie Medal presentation

Christopher Chmielnicki, right, of Henryville, Pa., received his Carnegie Medal from Eric P. Zahren, the Commission’s Executive Director, in February 2017.  Chmielnicki was awarded the medal in September in recognition of his saving a woman from her 37-foot motorhome after the vehicle caught fire in the business district of Mount Pocono, Pa., on Sept. 18, 2015.  Then 34, he entered the smoke-filled vehicle for the woman despite flames growing to engulf it and the car it was towing and to reach overhead power lines.  Both he and the rescued woman required hospital treatment for smoke inhalation. Read more.

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