Burbank Fire Engineer Kevin Deagon has been unanimously approved for the Distinguished Act award by his peers on the awards committee of the Burbank Fire Department. Deagon is being honored during tonight’s City Council Meeting.
The award will be given at the beginning of Tuesday’s City Council meeting at the same time Firefighter Eric Jueden will be honored as the Burbank Firefighter of the Year.
Kevin’s actions took place on October 26, 2014, in an off-duty capacity as recited by the department. They are the following:
On the morning of October 26, 2014, at approximately 0730 hours, Engine 14 and Rescue Ambulance 15 responded to an auto vs. pedestrian accident at the intersection of Hollywood Way & Victory Blvd. Upon the arrival of Engine 14, they found one patient with severe injuries being treated by off-duty Burbank Fire Engineer Kevin Deagon.
Engineer Deagon was leaving Fire Station 12 after his shift and witnessed the accident occur. Engineer Deagon acted quickly and took charge of the incident and began rendering aid.
In spite of traffic at the busy intersection and many other hazards, Engineer Deagon performed exemplary.
His actions led to a seamless transition to Engine 14 and rapid transport to County USC by Rescue Ambulance 15. In addition, Engineer Deagon remained on scene to assist E14 Engineer Craig MacFarlane with equipment rehab and other tasks.
Engineer Deagon, through his personal actions under hazardous conditions, contributed to the best possible care for the patient and the Burbank Community. It is for this reason that Engineer Kevin Deagon is receiving the Distinguished Act Award.