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South Colonie Central School District News

fire honorees

South Colonie Board of Education President David Kiehle (left) and Vice President Edward Sim (right) honor Randy and Cynthia Rivera for their heroic actions during a September fire in Colonie.

District, Board of Education Honor Colonie Fire Heroes

The South Colonie Central School District and Board of Education honored Randy Rivera and Cynthia Rivera last night for their role in assuring the safety of a South Colonie family. 

On September 19, 2015 at approximately 11 p.m. a structure fire occurred at their neighbors home. After discovering the fire, they quickly alerted the residents of the home and called 911. It is because of their quick actions that the family of five escaped the fire without injuries despite the fact that the home was destroyed.  

Board of Education President David Kiehle and Vice President Edward Sim honored the Riveras for their efforts with a President's Spotlight Certificate. Additionally, Village of Colonie Mayor Frank Leak and County Legislator and Village Trustee Patty Lockhart were also in attendance to honor the Riveras.