Sophomore honored for bravery by Greeley Fire Department

Alejandro Silva Rodelo, Staff Writer

Last week, Greeley West sophomore Jeremiah Durhing received special recognition from the Greeley Fire Department for his act of bravery. He was pulled from class to honor the moment he had stepped up to not only thinking for himself but to think for someone else. 

On February 4th, Duhring was hanging out with a couple of friends when he realized a house had caught fire. His friends were quick to think and dialed 911, meanwhile Duhring went to go knock on the house of where the fire had started, wondering what was going on. 

The first responders on the scene thanked the boys for their actions. Duhring was awarded by the Fire Department and city of Greeley the Safety Citizens Award. “I was just trying to do the right thing by helping someone out that was in a situation where I could help,” said Duhring.

The quick thinking of Duhring saved lives and the property of many people that night. Duhring said, “It felt good helping someone out, especially with this situation.”. 

Since the incident, Duhring has had an inspiration for helping people out. “Now I try to help out as much as I can, as small gestures go a long way for people in any situation,” said Duhring. 

Head Greeley West baseball coach Jim Jorgenson said, “It’s great knowing we have people like Jeremiah at Greeley West who are willing to step up and help others. It’s a bonus having him on the baseball team, knowing we have kids that will disregard their safety for that of others.”