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April 8, 2015

McKinley is proud to announce Brian Henkel, Loss Prevention & Senior Safety Supervisor in Taylor, MI, has been awarded McKinley’s prestigious “Above & Beyond Award.”

On the night of February 16 at the McKinley community, The Ponds, a devastating fire affecting twenty-two families ripped through one of the apartment buildings.  Because of Brian’s quick actions he was able to go door-to-door and evacuate residents allowing them to make it to safety.  Brian’s level headedness and quick actions made a difference and ensured the residents were not injured. 

Once residents made it to safety, with temperatures well below zero, Brian made sure everyone was comfortable by opening the office and gathering people to stay warm.  He and his team proceeded to clear ice by the apartments so firefighters and others assisting with the emergency response would not slip and get hurt.

“We can’t thank Brian enough for his commitment and dedication that led to the safety of our residents, his immediate actions proved to be lifesaving,” stated Terri Terry, Regional Director.  “Brian’s actions the night of Feb 16th made a significant difference,” shared Terry.  She added, “Brian is an exceptional person and we are proud to have him on our team.”

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