Earlier in the year, a fire broke out at a residential property in Lightsview. Three young men, Ryan Coccetti (17), Jayden Hazzard (13) and Locky Williams (16) were on their way to Latitude at Greenacres when they noticed smoke coming from a house and went to investigate where it was coming from.
After identifying the house, these young guys alerted residents, neighbours and the fire brigade, before assisting with the evacuation of the property and neighbouring properties.
The story came to the attention of Cr Mark Basham from Northfield Ward, who wanted to show council's appreciation for their efforts and positive contributions to the safety of their community. As such, at the last council meeting, certificates of appreciation were awarded to recognise their selfless and brave acts in helping others to safety.
Jayden's dad Cam said, "The boys are still on a high relishing in the moment, receiving this award really meant a lot to them."
This story highlights just a few of the fantastic young people we have living here in the City of PAE!