On Friday April 12, 2019 , the Loudoun Chamber held its annual Valor awards. One of our own, Hunter Audlin received a Certificate of Valor for the following:
On Saturday, January 6, 2019 Hunter was at home listening to the County’s 911 dispatch radio. Around 1:30am a call came in for a fire in his neighborhood. Hunter threw on his boots and raced to the house fire just two blocks away. He found the homeowner in her car and on the phone with 911. Hunter told the homeowner what additional information to include, so the the correct equipment was sent. He determined that it was an active attic fire and described the situation and location to the dispatcher. Hunter then proceeded to the neighboring townhomes to alert the residents and even helped look for the homeowners cat. As Firefighters arrived, Hunter assisted them pulling hose lines and carrying ladders. Hunter was an integral part of the successful effort that kept the fire from spreading and taking any lives. After a few hours, the Commanding Officer asked HUNTER “if he was cold”. Hunter responded “Yes I am”. Hunter was sent to the ambulance to warm up. During this whole ordeal, Hunter was only wearing a short sleeve T shirt and pajama pants( cartoon character to remain anonymous ). The next morning, when Hunter woke up, his mother Amy asked him about the fire. He immediately said “ Don’t be mad at me!”. She was confused, Hunter explained what had happened and why he did what he did. His actions allowed his neighbors time to get what they need and get to safety. He provided a clear head to the homeowner and provided accurate and complete information to Firefighters.