Bridgewater: Two local firefighters honored for going ‘above and beyond’

Two Bridgewater firefighters who rescued a woman from a burning building back in April have been given an award for their heroic efforts by the Governor of Massachusetts.

Fire Chief George Rogers says he is proud of each member of the Bridgewater Fire Department, including Lt. Thomas Luckman and George Hogg who were given the awards Tuesday at a ceremony in Worcester.

Photo Courtesy of the Bridgewater Fire Department

Chief Rogers says both men rushed into a home that was fully involved in fire, after learning that there was still a woman inside. The two Bridgewater firefighters rescued the woman back in April. Sadly, that woman later died.

Chief Rogers says the 2012 Medal of Valor was presented to Lt. Luckman and Firefighter Hogg by Governor Deval Patrick and he notes that no member of the Bridgewater Fire Department has ever received such an award.

Governor Patrick says Massachusetts appreciates, honors and values sacrifices and selflessness that firefighters show in the face of danger.

Chief Rogers says he nominated the two members of his department.

The two Bridgewater fire fighters were two of many honored including a Worcester and Peabody firefighter who died while battling blazes in separate towns last year. They were among those from 15 communities honored by Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray in Worcester.

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