Fire service worker awarded for role in flat rescue drama

Janet Kitchen, left, with Chief Fire Officer for Lancashire, Peter Holland. Janet was commended for advice which helped save a mum and daughter trapped in a block of flats in Leyland. Right, Rosie Moorhouse who was awarded for a similar incident in Blackpool
Janet Kitchen, left, with Chief Fire Officer for Lancashire, Peter Holland. Janet was commended for advice which helped save a mum and daughter trapped in a block of flats in Leyland. Right, Rosie Moorhouse who was awarded for a similar incident in Blackpool
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A Fire Service worker has been commended for her role in helping save a mother and daughter trapped by a fire.

Janet Kitchen took a desperate 999 call from a mum when a blaze broke out at a block of flats in Cedar Court, Leyland, a year ago today.

A fire had started on the top floor of the three-storey building at around 4am, and the pair had become trapped.

Janet, from Leyland, who works at the fire service’s headquarters in Fulwood, told them how to stay safe until help arrived.

Seventeen other people were evacuated from the building after the fire.

Janet received a commendation from Lancashire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Holland, at a ceremony last week, along with Rosie Moorhouse from Blackpool.