PRAISED FOR HIS GREAT COURAGE
BRAVE YOUTH IS HONOURED
BRAVE teenager Simon Roberts was to be honoured yesterday (Wednesday) for his part in a dramatic late night rescue.
Simon (19) of 7a, College Street, Ammanford , kicked down the door of a blazing house to rescue an elderly couple from their beds.
Chief Fire Officer Ronnie King said this week: “Mr. Roberts showed great courage by putting his own life at risk when carrying out the rescue.”
Simon Roberts and his friend Andrew Howells were on their way home late on July 5 when they saw smoke and flames coning from 46, Bonllwyn.
Andrew Howells of 56 Bonllwyn, went to phone for help while Simon kicked in the door to the house but was forced back by heat and smoke.
He wrapped a jumper around his head and made a second attempt.
He found Mr. John Davies and guided him to safety and then returned to find Mrs. Brenda Davies asleep in the bedroom. He carried her down to safety.
The house was well alight the whole of the building was smoke filled,” said a fire spokesman.
At County Hall, Carmarthen, yesterday, Simon Roberts, and RAF driver at Brawdy, was due to receive a certificate and medal from The Society for the Protection of Life from Fire.
THE COURAGE of Ammanford teenager Simon Roberts was honoured at County Hall, Carmarthen, last week.
Nineteen-year old Simon, of 7a College Street, entered a blazing house last July to save an elderly couple from their beds.
To commemorate the occasion, he was presented with a certificate and medal from the Society for the Protection of Life from Fire.
The presentation was made by Cllr. Basil Woodruff, chairman of Dyfed County Council's public protection committee.
Describing the rescue to the committee, Dyfed's chief fire officer, Mr. Ronnie King, said Simon and his friend, Andrew Howells, were on their way home when they saw smoke and flames coming from 46 Bonllwyn.
After being forced back by heat and smoke, Simon re-entered the house with a jumper over his head to rescue John and Brenda Davies