News – National Medals of Honor

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Eight volunteer firefighters who are members of the Perkiomen Township Fire Company received its Firefighter Medal of Valor recognition Monday night (Dec. 13, 2021) for their valor and heroic actions during a Feb. 20 fire at a King Road home. All those honored were credited with helping to rescue a handicapped resident from the blaze.

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The city of Columbus recognized three firefighters for their courage in the recent rescue of an unconscious man from an apartment fire.

Lt. Rick Mullis, firefighter Eric Green and firefighter Derrick Chitwood were presented with the Columbus Fire Department Medal of Valor and commended for their actions at a recent Board of Works meeting.

“The Medal of Valor is awarded to a firefighter for performance above and beyond the call of duty at extreme personal risk and having been instrumental in rescuing and saving another person’s life,” said Chief Andy Lay.

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Weatherford Fire Chief Jonathan Peacock presented firefighter Dakota Stroud with a Firefighter Medal of Valor and Citation Bar, as his family and those of the man he saved, Jayce Glenn, watched.

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