The West Bend Fire Department presented a Community Service Award to Peter Schemenaur for his brave action at a fire scene that occurred in April.
According to authorities Schemenaur came home and within about five minutes he saw smoke coming from an area in the garage. Schemenaur moved the truck and parked it away from the building. Fire officials said his brave action prevented the fire from extending to the structure and causing some major damage to the multiple unit townhouse.
October is Fire Prevention Month. The West Bend Fire Department will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be tours, a scavenger hunt and will win breakfast with a firefighter.