High school student honored by supervisors and congressman for life-saving efforts during recent fire
Quincy resident and high school student Oliver Litchfield doesn’t want accolades for his part in saving lives during an early morning fire Feb. 12 in East Quincy, but he was given them anyway.
During the Feb. 21 meeting of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, and then later that same day with Congressman Kevin Kiley, Oliver was acknowledged for his quick actions that not only alerted authorities to the fire that eventually destroyed three buildings, but for his own efforts in going window to window helping individuals to escape.
Supervisor Greg Hagwood presented Oliver with a certificate of appreciation and highlighted his “heroic actions, courage and exemplary service.” “Due to the quick thinking and actions of Oliver – lives were saved,” Hagwood said.
Likewise Congressman Kevin Kiley took some time to honor the 16-year-old Oliver, with his family and school officials present. Kiley presented Oliver with a congressional certificate of recognition for “his bravery and quick presence of mind.” Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Bill Roderick and Quincy High School Principal Jennifer Scheel were also present to honor Oliver who is a senior at the high school.