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FDNY Medal Day 2011

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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2011

FDNY celebrated the valor of its members during Medal Day 2011, which took place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on June 8.

The event honored eight fire officers, one EMS officer, one fire marshal, 27 firefighters, two paramedics, seven emergency medical technicians and four fire companies.

This year's James Gordon Bennett Medal winner, the highest honor for a member of the Fire Service, was Firefighter Peter Demontreux from Ladder 132. He saved two victims from a burning brownstone in Brooklyn on Aug. 30, 2010.

The top medal of the Emergency Medical Service - the Christopher Prescott Medal - went to EMTs Kyle Barbaria (Station 26) and Edward Rodriguez (Station 20). On Oct. 28, 2010, the pair, who barely knew each other at the time, subdued a patient in St. Barnabas Hospital's Emergency Room who had gotten hold of a police officer's gun.

The Deputy Commissioner Christine Godek Medal went to Fire Marshal Brian Krebs, for his investigation of a March 1, 2010, fire started by Molotov cocktails thrown through window and trapping occupants. The investigation led to 30 arrests.

Members of Engine 54 and Ladder 4 received the 2011 World Trade Center Memorial Medal for their response to the would-be Times Square car bomb on May 1, 2010.

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