Brian Busby, Snoqualmie firefighter, to be honored tonight for heroic river rescue

Snoqualmie firefighter Brian Busby gets commended tonight for his role in the February 1 river rescue of a woman from the Snoqualmie River.

The woman might have drowned were it not for Busby’s quick decision to reach the victim and keep her head above water until additional help arrived. King County Sheriff's deputies provided timely assistance, enabling Busby to hold the victim until additional rescue crews arrived.

"We have a saying," says Busby. "'You risk a little to save a little; you risk a lot to save a lot.' And to me, that gal hanging there was a lot."

Busby will be honored at the Snoqualmie City Council meeting on Monday, March 25, for his heroic actions during the river rescue.

"It gives me great honor to have Brian as a Snoqualmie employee," said City Administrator Bob Larson. "His actions are a testimony to his outstanding character and dedication to serving the community."

"Brian serves his community well and I am fortunate having him in the Snoqualmie organization," added Larson. "His actions speak volumes about his commitment to the community and his outstanding character."



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