Firefighters recognized for their service to the community
Captain Tony Denby
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
For the first time Albany
has two firefighters of the year.
Tuesday night City
commissioners honored Captain Tony Denby and Firefighter Derrick Eldridge for
saving a woman's life earlier this year.
"It feels great especially
when you're recognized by your peers, that do the job day in and day out, and
to be recognized by these individuals is a great honor," said Tony Denby,
Captain, Albany Fire Department.
Back in February, Denby and Eldridge
fought their way into a burning home on Johnson Road and carried out a woman
who was overcome by smoke, saving her life. They then went right back to work putting
out the fire.