Golden Valley Man Honored for Saving Four People from Burning Building
The Minneapolis Fire Department recognized Golden Valley resident and Comcast employee Greg Fee for saving the lives of four people this last summer. Fee works for Comcast and was on his way to help a customer when he noticed smoke and used his ladder to help four people escape a second-floor fire.
“I thought to myself, this guy is obviously in need because he’s going head-first out a window on the second story,” said Fee.
Fee parked his truck, took out orange traffic cones, and helped the people climb down the ladder to safety.
“I yelled and they started coming down the ladder,” remembered Fee.
When everyone was out, Fee packed up his ladder and prepared to leave.
“I said great, you guys go have a fantastic day. I gotta go help a customer,” said Fee.
But the fire department arrived, blocking in Fee. It was only later that the firefighters realized Fee had been instrumental in evacuating the people trapped inside.
“It is something very special and it speaks to who they are as individuals and solid Minnesotans,” said John Fruetel with Minneapolis Fire Department. “They are heroes too. They are just un-sworn heroes.”
Fee received the Civilian Public Safety Medal in a ceremony at 4 Bells Restaurant in Minneapolis.
Fee’s coworkers are very proud of his heroism, but say that’s just part of who he is.
“Greg is an amazing Comcast employee,” said Jill Hornbacher, director of external communications. “He’s somebody that puts customers first all the time. He’s a very good coworker, a great employee and loves to do the right thing. He’s also a very humble man.”
Fee has worked for Comcast for 15 years.