Vandalia firefighter honored for role preventing tragedy

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Vandalia firefighter was recognized for his role in saving a woman from tragedy.

Mike Harmon with the Vandalia Fire Department was awarded the Badge of Courage on Saturday.

In July 2015, Harmon and his crew were called to the scene of a possibly suicidal woman.

They found her hanging over the westbound lanes of I-70 after she had climbed onto the overpass.

Harmon was awarded for calmly talking and helping her to safety.

“I’ve never been honored like this before,” said Harmon. “It’s a great honor knowing that the stuff that we do everyday does not go unnoticed.”

Harmon said as long as everyone gets home safely he knows he has done a job well done. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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