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.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Full story: Firefighters honored with Medal of Valor
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of FireRescue1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.