By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Aug. 3, 2020
A Huron Township firefighter was commended recently for responding to a house fire while driving off-duty through Ash Township.
Firefighter Chris Ciersezwski was driving on Sigler Road in Ash Township on May 5 when he noticed a chair was on fire on the front porch of a house with people inside.
Even though Ciersezwski was off-duty and outside his jurisdiction, he still took action and responded to the fire, which had been burning unnoticed by the residents.
Ciersezwski evacuated the residents and began to fight the fire, which had spread throughout the house, according to a letter of commendation from Everette Robbins, Huron director of public safety.
Ciersezwski was fighting the fire without his regular department equipment.
He then contacted Monroe County Emergency Dispatch and relayed information to them regarding the fire.
Ciersezwski was also commended by Fire Chief James Hinojosa and Deputy Fire Chief Bill Metzger for his brave actions.