Firefighters honored for service

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Men and women answering the fire calls received recognition Wednesday.

It's National Fire Prevention Week and the Exchange Club honored who they believe represent the best of the best in Chatham County.

Jonathn Hayes was awarded Rookie Fireman of the Year. Shane Shiflett earned volunteer Fireman of the Year and Frank Rigelwood took home Fire Medic of the Year.

"We do this once a year to honor service, and that's one thing that firefighters do. They really get into the service and these three guys have shown some exemplary examples of going out above and beyond to serve their community and protect their community and keep us all safe," said Southside Fire Dept.'s Assistant Chief High Futrell.

The honorees received a plaque and a donation.

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