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Millie Allen recognized for her actions during November fire - photo 250News

Millie Allen recognized for her actions during November fire – photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Dozens gathered at the Prince George Chateau retirement home this morning to honour a woman for her heroism during a fire there last November.

Back on November 4, 2015, Millie Allen pulled her next door neighbour from her suite after hearing the smoke alarm and noticing fire inside.


November fire forced evacuation of the Prince George Chateau

Both women were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation and the small blaze forced 150 residents to evacuate the building.

Allen, a life long Prince George resident, received the Fire Commissioner’s Commendation Plaque and a certificate of merit from the City of Prince George for her actions.

“It feels wonderful right now and I did what I had to do and I would do it again if I had to for anyone,” she said following the ceremony. “I didn’t expect this at all and didn’t want to be a hero but it makes me feel real good that everybody thinks I am.”

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris was one of many dignitaries present to honour Allen.

“We need lots of citizens like her,” he said. “She kept her presence of mind in a situation that most people would panic and as a result of her presence of mind she was able to help save a life.”

Deputy Chief Cliff Warner with Prince George Fire Rescue added her actions were easier said than done.

“Absolutely. It’s not something you see everyday and people react in different ways and it was just a spur of the moment for her to react that way for her friend and it was great she was able to help her.”


Another photo-op for Bond, Morris and Hall..

Excellent award for a great lady. Glad to see the fire and provincial MLA’s out for this one.
Mike’s right. Keeping presence of mind in a critical incident is not something we’re all built with. Good to see she had it.

Oldman…and if the NDP were in power it would be Hughy, Dewy and Skrewy there for the photo op…what’s your point?
Just because Bond, Morris, and Hall are not on your team doesn’t make it a crime to present an award to a very deserving lady!

Millie did a brave thing, thank heavens her parts still work and she was able to step up to the plate and help. I hope when the time comes I will be able to live in the Chateau as the government Senior Housing is very hard to get into there is long waiting lists and there is still Seniors in to Hospital waiting to be placed some where , part of the problem is hard to place people being put into Senior Housing.

I should have said — There is still Seniors in our Hospital waiting to be placed somewhere. Parts of the Connaught Field should have been saved for More of Gateway type housing.

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