A former chief of the Middletown Volunteer Fire Company has been recognized for his role in rescuing a woman from a car that had rolled into a pond.
Brent Harne received the Dr. James Marrone EMS Member of the Year Award for Bravery at the Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association awards ceremony on April 16 at the Walkersville Fire Company’s banquet facility.
On May 28, 2011, Harne and his family were travelling on U.S. 15 in Frederick when he heard a call for a vehicle in a pond and responded, according to a post on the Middletown fire company website.
Harne could not be reached for comment.
When he got to the scene, Harne worked with a Frederick Police Department officer to get the woman out of the car.
After breaking the car window, the two were able to get the woman back to shore, where she was treated by medics and released.
Harne also received an award from the Frederick Police Department and one at Middletown’s yearly award banquet.