A quick thinking Telford schoolgirl has received a bravery award from senior fire officers for her actions in helping to evacuate her home in a house fire. 

Eight-year-old Emma Whitehouse received fire safety awareness training from Shropshire firefighters last year, and was able to put them into action when her home caught fire.

The Windmill Primary School pupil's quick reactions to a kitchen fire at her home in Madeley, in February this year, were potentially "life saving" according to senior fire officer Phil Clarke.

"The smoke detector activated and woke Emma who reacted to the alarm and remembering her training she found her mother and told her that they needed to get out and stay out," Clarke explained.

As you can see above, Emma received her award at a ceremony held in front of the whole school last week.

Posted 14/06/2012 by richard.hook@pavpub.com