The bravery and efforts of ACES Group Ranger Lachlan has been praised by Emergency Services and colleagues after assisting in the rescue of two elderly residents from a house fire on Unwins Bridge Road.

After finishing his security shift, Lachlan was alerted to a fire engulfing a single-storey brick building. Without hesitation Lachlan entered the building with a police officer and passer-by to rescue a man and a woman aged in their 70s. The fire caused severe damage to the house before being brought under control by emergency services. The elderly couple were taken to Royal Prince Alfred hospital to be treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Travis Semmens, Managing Director of ACES Group has praised Lachlan on his efforts and commended him for his bravery. “We are fortunate to have staff of Lachlan’s calibre as part of our team. I’d like to congratulate and commend him on his bravery and efforts to assist people in danger without hesitation. We will be appropriately recognising him for his outstanding actions” .