Windsor Fire & Rescue Services held a Civilian Citation Presentation today, recognizing outstanding acts of heroism in the face of an emergency that took place earlier this year.
Mike and Muffy Sleiman were recognized for their heroic efforts to assist Patricia Malicki escape a house fire at her east-side home on January 10, 2014.
Upon noticing a fire at their neighbour’s home, the pair promptly notified 911 and conveyed a sufficient sense of urgency to ensure immediate response.
Over and above notifying the authorities, Mike battled heavy smoke to help Ms. Malicki exit the house and then proceeded to the front of the property to direct arriving fire fighters to the scene, while Muffy stayed by her side to offer support while awaiting their arrival.
“Mike and Muffy’s actions in the face of this truly unfortunate event are an example to all of us,” said Chief Bruce Montone. “Their heart, their quick thinking, and their complete lack of hesitation were the very definition of heroism.”