Burbank Couple Honored By City Council After Toddler Rescued From Third Floor Fall

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Jennifer & Konrad Lightner showing the awards and Challenge Coin they received during Tuesday night Jennifer and Konrad Lightner with certificates at the City Hall. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Jennifer and Konrad Lightner were honored by City Council members, Assembyman Mike Gatto’s office and the Burbank Fire Department for their rescue of a three-year-old boy who fell from a third-floor window three weeks ago. The Burbank couple was presented with certificates of appreciation at the Burbank City Council meeting Tuesday evening, April 1.

During Tuesday nights City Council Meeting Jennifer & Konrad Lightner were presented certificates from The Burbank Fire Dept, State Assembly and City of Burbank for their acts in saving a 3 year old after a fall from a 3rd story window. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)
During Tuesday nights City Council Meeting Jennifer and Konrad Lightner were presented certificates from the Burbank Fire Department, State Assembly and City of Burbank for their acts in saving a three-year-old after a fall from a third story window. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Most people saw the images here on myburbank.com first, in the initial report on the incident just after it happened. Chief photographer Ross A. Benson was on scene just after the serendipitous event to get pictures.

The three-year-old boy climbed out of a third-floor window on Sunday, March 16. The Lightners saw it all happening and jumped into action. Konrad threw a box spring the couple was carrying through the alley under the child and Jennifer called 911. Konrad caught the falling boy and laid him onto the mattress. Police and fire units responded following the dramatic call to 911.

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Challenge Coin given to Konrad Lightner by Burbank Firefighter of the Year Eric Rowley. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Following the rescue, Burbank Firefighter of the Year Eric Rowley presented Konrad Lightner with his personal Challenge Coin for quick thinking and saving the toddler’s life.

Tuesday evening, the Lightners met with the firefighters who responded on the incident and Firefighter Rowley explained the purpose of the Challenge Coin, which goes back to the Civil War days and is presented from military personnel to one another for heroic deeds.

During Tuesday nights City Council Meeting Jennifer and Konrad Lightner were presented certificates from the Burbank Fire Department, State Assembly and City of Burbank for their acts in saving a three-year-old after a fall from a third story window Pictured with the Lightners are Firefighters who responded to the incident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
During Tuesday nights City Council Meeting Jennifer and Konrad Lightner were presented certificates from the Burbank Fire Department, State Assembly and City of Burbank for their acts in saving a three-year-old after a fall from a third story window Pictured with the Lightners are Firefighters who responded to the incident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Jennifer & Konrad Lightner showing the awards and Challenge Coin they received during Tuesday night Jennifer and Konrad Lightner with certificates at the City Hall. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Jennifer and Konrad Lightner showing the awards and Challenge Coin they received from city and state officials and the Burbank firefighters at City Hall. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)