Two firefighters receive prestigious awards

BURTON, SC (WTOC) - Two Lowcountry firefighters were honored for their service. Burton firefighter Bobby Davidson has been named the fire district's Firefighter of the Year and Captain Matthew Maichel is the fire district's Officer of the Year.

It's an honor that is awarded from nominations by their peers for going above and beyond.

"The Department is know for being innovations in the fire service. It's very humbling to have an award like that," said Burton Fire District Firefighter of the Year Bobby Davidson.

"We got the greatest job in the world with a great department and I'm so thanful for everybody's support," said Burton Fire District Officer of the Year Capt. Matthew Maichel.

Firefighter Davidson and Capt. Maichel both volunteer their time in many capacities including serving on the Beaufort County Fire Scene Investigation Team.

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