The Lafayette Fire Department presented a Life Saving Award to Southwestern Middle School student Michael Cain during a ceremony September 20 at Southwestern Middle School. Michael was honored for his actions during a structure fire in July in Lafayette. Fire officials say Michael woke up to some strange noises and discovered flames coming from a nearby house. He immediately got his father up who called 911 and alerted people inside the burning house so they could get out safely.
LFD Chief Richard Doyle presented the award to Michael in front of the entire sixth-grade class.