Firefighters honored at 27th annual Firefighter of the Year awards

WORCESTER (WHDH) - In the face of danger, they’re some of the brave few who not only run towards it but into it.

Firefighters from across the state were honored Tuesday in Worcester at the 27th Firefighter of the Year awards.

Firefighters from Lynn were among those recognized for their work in 2015’s deadliest fire at a house where more than 20 people were living. The rescuers on scene saved two women, pulling them from the flames. Four people were killed.

Members of the Watertown Fire Department were also honored for their work in December of 2016, saving an elderly woman trapped under a CSR at a construction site.

All of the honorees, in one way or another, were called to action, laying their lives on the line for others.

So far this year 48 people have lost their lives in fires — a reminder of the need for firefighters like the ones honored Tuesday.


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