Brandon Wible and Tyler Insley from the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department were awarded the Loyal Order of Moose Valor award by the Patuxent Lodge. (Submitted photo)
HOLLYWOOD, Md.—The Patuxent Moose Lodge, located in Hollywood, presented two local firefighters, Brandon Wible and Tyler Insley from the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, the Loyal Order of Moose Valor award. The valor award is given to any local or state police officer, firefighter, or paramedic that has gone above the call of duty.
The Hollywood Fire Department was requested to support two other fire departments in a fully engulfed house fire. Wible and Insley were inside the house conducting search and rescue operations when their oxygen supply dipped below the safe level. While exiting the house, they heard a distress call from two other firefighters who had become disoriented in the fire and subsequently lost their way out. Both Wible and Insley searched until they found the two other firefighters and brought them out to safety.
Every year local Moose lodges reach out to the community and receive several nominations for acts of valor. The nominations go through a selection board and are forwarded to the state level. The state then goes through an additional review and forwards their nominations on to Moose International. The final overall winner is awarded a free vacation.
Find out more about the Patuxent Moose Lodge at lodge2393.moosepages.org.