Photo courtesy of Kevin McCarthy:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy poses with (left to right) Capt. Thomas Nicholl, Engineer Brian Allen and Firefighter Ryder White, the members of Engine Company 74 of Ridgecrest who were honored at the American Red Cross’ Real Heroes event on Saturday, April 29. The team helped a resident with multiple sclerosis out of their house during the Erskine Fire, as they were unable to escape. Allen has also been recognized for his bravery, as while he was out fighting the fire, he lost his own home.