CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Special congratulations are in order for local first responders.
The Exchange Club of Savannah honoring its 2016 class of award winners.
Four Southside Firefighters and EMS workers named as either volunteer, rookie, firefighter or paramedic of the year.
"I enjoy what I do so I'm grateful that the community recognizes that," said 2016 Paramedic of the Year Lydia McCrary.
"I appreciate the recognition and realize that it is a tough job for the career guys and volunteers to dedicate the time in order to put towards protecting the community," said 2016 Volunteer of the Year Captain Jay Hawreluk.
Here is a list of this year's winners:
- Paramedic of the Year - Lydia McCrary
- Rookie of the Year - Rebecca Best
- Firefighter of the Year - Carl Sapp, Jr.
- And Volunteer of the Year - Jay Hawreluk