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Mayor Yates issues a proclamation to Twinsburg resident and Hero Wade Wooten. Mr. Wooten unselfishly ran into his neighbor's apartment and rescued her from the fully engulfed fire on February 11, 2017. Fire Chief Tim Morgan also recognized Mr. Wooten for his heroic actions and thanked him for his help during the following investigation.
the Administration, Council and residents of the City of Twinsburg, Ohio join with the family and friends of resident Mr. Wade Wooten on his heroic efforts the evening of February 11th, 2017; and
WHEREAS, on the evening of Saturday, February 11th 2017, Mr. Wooten, while walking his dogs, discovered smoke and flames overtaking the apartment of his neighbor, Ms. Nikki Efford; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Wooten went inside the apartment and began to crawl on the floor due to the heavy smoke and flames. He began hollering for his neighbor until he heard her voice on the second floor. He then told her to go out the back of the apartment; and
WHEREAS, realizing he was unable to reach her, went back outside and ran to the back of the apartment where he climbed up on the balcony. He found Ms. Efford attempting to rescue her dogs, and helped her escape off the collapsing balcony and carried her to safety; and
WHEREAS, it has been determined that the quick thinking and heroic efforts of Mr. Wooten is the reason that Ms. Efford is alive and well today. In an incredible show of compassion, Mr. Wooten gave Ms. Efford his dog, Chloe. Ironically, Ms. Efford had given Mr. Wooten the dog as a gift three years ago.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ted Yates, Mayor of the City of Twinsburg, do acknowledge the heroic efforts of Mr. Wooten and commend him for the selfless act of saving his neighbor while risking his own life. In addition to his care and concern of his neighbor and those around him, Mr. Wooten continues to be an example of an outstanding resident of the City of Twinsburg, and we are proud to call him a resident.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused my official seal to be affixed this 14th day of March, 2017.