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The ‘Local’ Look Back…


The ‘Local’ Look Back…

By Morgan Smith
Staff Writer

The Local News was a publication once created by locals for locals out of the Four Valleys Community School. This article excerpt was in the July edition of The Local News, Volume 10, Number 7, 1990. The writing is uncredited, but the heroism displayed in this story is a perfect way to start off the new year, as it reminds us how we are all connected to one another and together we are stronger.

Uncommon Courage Displayed By Local Youths

On the morning of May 26, two Girdwood heroes bravely responded to offer the greatest service asked of any human soul – the saving of a life. Dietrich Pfieffer, 17, and Chad Arentz, 16, exhibited an uncommon courage and presence of mind to provide Peter Schreck the proper first aid techniques that enabled him to survive until he was hospitalized. Extinguishing Mr. Schreck’s burning clothing and covering him until further help arrived displayed an admirable knowledge of emergency medical treatment on the part of these two young men and reflects highly on the training they have received from their families and teachers.

Girdwood Fire and EMS personnel want to draw your special attention to their heroic efforts and thank them for their extraordinary response to the critical needs of one of their neighbors. Girdwood is a fortunate community to have two such exemplary citizens. Thank you Dietrich Pfieffer and Chad Arentz.