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Two Firefighters Receive Medal of Valor


They say it's just "part of their job" -- but one local group feels differently about two Savannah Firefighters' act of valor.
It was Halloween night, 2011. 
Frefighters arrived at this home on west victory drive to find it burning. 
Adrienne Winford and three of her children were able to escape -- a nine year old left inside. 
A pair of Savannah firefighters went in that burning home and saved the little boy.
The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire honored those two firefighters tonight. 
 At a special ceremony in downtown Savannah, Master Firefighter Ben Spence and Firefighter Josh Spivey both received the group's 2013 Act of Valor Award.
"It means a lot to accept this award on behalf of the crews that were on scene that night because none of what myself or master firefighter Ben Spence did couldn't have happened without them.  Everything we do is coordinated in a team effort," says Josh Spivey.
The Medal of Valor is the only civilian declaration that first responders can wear on their uniform.


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