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Firefighters honored for bravery

Firefighters from across the state were honored for bravery and community service during the annual Firefighter of the Year Heroic Awards yesterday at Faneuil Hall.

Firefighters from across the state were honored for bravery and community service during the annual Firefighter of the Year Heroic Awards yesterday at Faneuil Hall.

Lynn firefighters were awarded the Medal of Valor and Meritorious Conduct Award for rescuing unconscious victims from burning buildings as well as reviving a fellow firefighter who suffered a heart attack at a fire.

A Somerville firefighter also earned the Meritorious Conduct Award for rescuing a woman who was about to jump from a third-floor window.

Sixteen awards were presented to 23 firefighters during the ceremony that was also attended by Gov. Deval Patrick.

 
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