The owners of Country Style Pizza had a day named in their honor last week after they rescued a Bridgeville resident from a burning house.
April 13 was “Stephen Hines and Zack Adams Day” — celebrating the stepfather and stepson hero duo.
On March 20, they were renovating their pizza shop at the corner of Bank and Dewey when they heard fire alarms and saw smoke pouring from the windows of a nearby house.
Inside the home, on the second floor, a resident was asleep. Hines and Adams entered the house and helped the resident escape.
“If it were not for the quick and courageous actions of both Stephen Hines and Zack Adams,” said Bridgeville Mayor Betty Copeland, “their neighbor may have died, and the fire could have caused more damage to the home.”
Read the mayor’s entire proclamation below:
BOROUGH OF BRIDGEVILLE
A PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIDGEVILLE RECOGNIZING THE COURAGEOUS AND LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS OF STEPHEN HINES AND ZACK ADAMS WHO RESCUED A NEIGHBOR FROM HIS BURNING HOME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021.
WHEREAS, Stephen Hines and Zack Adams, stepfather and son, are the co-owners of Country Style Bakery & Pizza, a local landmark at the corner of Bank Street and Dewey Avenue, and;
WHEREAS, Stephen and Zack run a successful business where they dedicate much of their time and talents to, and;
WHEREAS, on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the afternoon hours, while making renovations to their bakery and pizza shop, they noticed smoke and fire coming from the neighboring home in the rear of 536 Dewey Avenue, and;
WHEREAS, without regard to their own safety and welfare, the stepfather and son team entered the home and rescued their neighbor from his burning second floor bedroom, and;
WHEREAS, if it were not for the quick and courageous actions of both Stephen Hines and Zack Adams, their neighbor may have died, and the fire could have caused more damage to the home.
THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY BRIDGEVILLE MAYOR BETTY L. COPELAND, that Stephen Hines and Zack Adams are recognized and thanked for their heroic life-saving actions on March 20th and declare April 13, 2021 as Stephen Hines and Zack Adams Day in Bridgeville, and;
DIRECTS, that a copy of this Proclamation be transmitted to both Mr. Hines and Mr. Adams, and that best wishes for continued business success and happiness be bestowed upon them both.
APPROVED, IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Betty L. Copeland, Mayor of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Borough of Bridgeville to be affixed this 12th day of April 2021.-Betty Copeland, Mayor