Dewsbury woman given highest fire service honour for saving a life

Megan and Amy Armitage and Gemma Wilkinson helped save an elderly woman from a house fire with Diane Yarrow of Earlsheaton, Dewsbury. They are presented with fire service awards by Lee Benson and Assistant Fire Chief Martin Redfearn at Batley Girls' High School.
Megan and Amy Armitage and Gemma Wilkinson helped save an elderly woman from a house fire with Diane Yarrow of Earlsheaton, Dewsbury. They are presented with fire service awards by Lee Benson and Assistant Fire Chief Martin Redfearn at Batley Girls' High School.
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A DEWSBURY woman has been awarded the highest honour by the fire service for helping to save an elderly woman’s life.

Dianne Yarrow, from Earlsheaton, was presented with the Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation for entering a house on fire with no thought to her own life.

Mrs Yarrow was visiting her mother in Howden Clough, Birstall, when three girls told her that a woman was inside a smoke-logged bungalow. Mrs Yarrow climbed through a window, found the woman and the house keys. She couldn’t open the door, but threw the keys to the girls who let the pair out.

Megan and Amy Armitage and friend Gemma Wilkinson were given a Chief Fire Officer’s Letter of Appreciation.