Sons honor Dallas Fire Rescue professionals


When a Dallas organization seeks to perpetuate stories of true heroism in its community, it needn’t look further than the quiet professionals of Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR).

On March 14th, the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Dallas chapter honored DFR and four of its members as part of their quarterly meeting and remembrance.

Formed in 1889 and chartered by Congress in 1906, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is a patriotic lineage, non-profit organization aimed at promoting the courage, sacrifice, values and principles upon which the country was founded. SAR annually recognizes fire-rescue and law enforcement professionals for their bravery and outstanding commitment to the community.

Fire-Rescue Officer, Randolph Aguayo was awarded the SAR Fire Medal of Heroism, singularly awarded for an act of bravery during a fire incident, for his actions of pulling an unconscious person from a back bedroom closet while fighting a fire at a Dallas area apartment complex. Thanks to his efforts, the victim survived the ordeal with only minor injuries.

The SAR EMS Medal of Heroism was awarded to Firefighter-Paramedic Lesley D. Seay for his intuitive actions that saved the life of a patient who was experiencing chest pain due to from cardiac arrest. As a result of these life-saving actions, the patient was able to return home the next day.

The SAR Fire Commendation Medal, which is awarded to a member for outstanding contributions outside of their everyday firefighting responsibilities, was awarded to Fire Second Driver, David Lindsey for his outstanding work as President of the Lieutenant Todd Wesley Krodle Memorial Foundation. The foundation was established to honor the legacy of Lt. Todd Wesley Krodle, who died in the line of duty while fighting an apartment fire in 2011, and provides scholarships and support to families of fallen fire-rescue professionals.

The SAR EMS Commendation Medal was awarded to Firefighter-Paramedic John Chen for his outstanding professionalism and expertise while assisting with a pet oxygen mask campaign, in coordination with the Highland Meadows Neighborhood Association and the Invisible Fence Company.

“We are honored that SAR chooses to recognize our fire rescue professionals each year for their bravery and accomplishments,” said Dallas Fire Chief Louie Bright. “As fire-rescue professionals, it is our duty and privilege to serve the community and live up to the values and principles of courage and sacrifice that makes up the bedrock of our country.”
For more information on the Lieutenant Todd Wesley Krodle Memorial Foundation, visit the website at And for more information on the Dallas SAR chapter, visit

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