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Firefighters honored with Medal of Valor

Vice President Joe Biden presented the awards after the firefighters made courageous rescues

By Jennifer Bain
New York Post

WASHINGTON — A Brooklyn firefighter - who fought his way through 1,000-degree heat to rescue a trapped brownstone resident - will get the nation's highest award for a public-safety officer at a Washington ceremony today.

Peter Demontreux, who had previously been honored with a New York Post Liberty Medal, will receive the Medal of Valor from Vice President Joe Biden, the White House said.

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