This one made the Herald Express,The Sun and the Window Cleaning News in 2009.
The Herald Express interview below.
Praise for window cleaners who rescued elderly woman from fire: Two window cleaners have been hailed as heroes for rescuing an elderly woman from flats. Leigh Riordan, 31, and work-mate, Alfie Jones, 23, leapt into action when they saw smoke coming from a window of St John's Court in Paignton yesterday afternoon. While Alfie climbed in through the first floor window and found Joan McMann, 82, in a smoke-filled room. Leigh went in through the door, led her to safety and put out the chip pan fire. Mrs McMann said she felt like the 'luckiest person in Paignton' after being led to safety while firefighters hailed the pair as heroes. "Bless their hearts, those boys saved my life" she said.
Leigh said: "We were cleaning the windows and noticed smoke coming out of one of the windows. My colleague went through the window and found an old lady inside. "I went around the front and he opened the door for me. There was lots of smoke inside. We helped Joan out then I went back in, picked up a rug and put it over the fire. "It was a chip pan on the hob. I carried it out and then we brought the fire extinguisher in and put the rest out. "Joan was very happy but it was all instinctive and we didn't really think about it." Alfie, who works with Leigh for Elite Window Cleaners, said: "The room was smoke filled and at first the old lady didn't want to come out.
"I unlocked the door for Leigh and we helped her out. The firemen were there within five minutes and we went back to work." Mrs McCann said: "I had put a saucepan on the hob and had turned on the chip pan by accident. "The room was full of smoke and I didn't know what was going on until they arrived. "I want to thank them for saving me. I feel like the luckiest person in Paignton." Paignton fire station watch commander Roger Williams said he couldn't praise the pair enough for their bravery and quick actions. He added: "Without their actions and intervention the lady's flat would have been severely fire damaged and she could have been seriously injured. "I want to thank them on behalf of the service for doing a real community-spirited rescue. They didn't make a fuss, they just did what they thought was the right thing to do and then returned to work."
"Great service from Mr Leigh Riordan. The windows of our two storey building unit have been cleaned to a better standard than achieved by previous service providers. We look forward to contracting Elite Window Cleaners in the future.
Many thanks for a job well done.
Westfield Business Park
“The level of service at Elite Window Cleaners is fantastic. Having been a customer for many years, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism of every staff member I have come in contact with. Thank you!”
“In this day and age, it’s hard to find a company you can trust. Elite Window Cleaners was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of service I received was outstanding. Keep up the good work!”
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