Published on May 7, 2024

Village of Cedarhurst Presents Citations to two Cedarhurst Residents

L-R: Trustee Daniel Plaut, Trustee Israel Wasser, Yochai Boaron, Alan Neuman, Mayor Benjamin Weinstock, Superintendent of the Building Department Wayne Yarnell and Trustee Myrna Zisman

During the Cedarhurst Village Board Meeting on May 6th, Mayor Benjamin Weinstock and the Board of Trustees presented citations to Village residents Alan Neuman and Superintendent of the Building Department Wayne Yarnell for their heroic service. On March 1, 2024, their quick thinking and bravery saved a neighbor’s home from a devastating fire.  While walking home from Shabbat Dinner, Mr. Yarnell noticed a strange orange glow coming from his neighbor’s home.  He looked into the front window and saw flames.  When no one responded to the doorbell, banging and shouting, he ran back to call 911, get Mr. Neuman and a fire extinguisher.  Acting fearlessly, they entered the house and successfully put out the fire that had consumed a dining room chair.  They saved the house, prevented further devastation and further harm to the persons and property.