COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus firefighters and EMS members were recognized Wednesday during an award ceremony.
The Firefighter of the Year award recipient was Courtney Brown.
Brown came upon a vehicle on the interstate that was flipped on its side at around 3 a.m. Brown pulled over and ran to the vehicle to see if anyone was inside. After discovering there was a person in the vehicle, Brown took rescue measures to get the person to safety.
“I ended up stopping and I went to the vehicle and I begin to yell,” said Brown. “I could hear little moans and stuff like that. So, I got a little closer and I found out that there was somebody in the vehicle. This is one of the best feelings in the world. I don’t do my job with the intent of receiving awards, but when you do, it feels great.”
Several service and safe driving awards were also given out.