Stéphan Lake honored by the Community


During the ceremony on July 14, the president of the Collectivity wished to present "on behalf of the elected officials of the territorial council and the population" the COM medal of honor to Stephan Lake, colloquially known as Marc.

By this gesture, Daniel Gibbs wanted to salute the "bravery, courage and unusual personality" of this man father of three and living in Quartier d'Orléans who, during the night of Irma's passage, "at 3:XNUMX am to save the lives of its eleven neighbors trapped by the rising waters ”.

Thirty-nine years old, Stephan Lake has been a volunteer firefighter in Saint-Martin since 2013. He underwent SD (rescue and clearing) training in Guadeloupe and "put his skills to use for Saint-Martinois during Irma" in saving his neighbors but also "helping the elderly, caring for the lightly injured, distributing food, etc." "You also have people at your house," said Daniel Gibbs. (source:


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