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Schmidt’s Training Pays Off in Emergency
January 14, 2013
|Amanda Schmidt saved the lives of her family members when their house erupted in flames last October.|
Quick action by Amanda Schmidt saved the lives of her family in October when their Ballwin home erupted in flames following an explosion that was traced to a dehumidifier malfunction.
Schmidt, 20, is pursuing an associate degree in teaching at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. She also is a member of the St. Louis County Police Explorer Post 9774.
“Amanda has always been a dedicated member of the explorer post and an excellent president of the Meramec Criminal Justice Club,” said Ed Ucinski, a Meramec college police officer. “Of all of the students that I have encountered over the years, she has definitely been one of the most dedicated, hard-working and selfless individuals I have met at Meramec. Her bravery and gallantry did not surprise me. Amanda has conducted herself in the finest tradition of the exploring program and is a stellar example worthy of emulation.”
A more complete account of Schmidt’s actions was written by Amy Moore for the Current News Magazine’s Dec. 26 edition.