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Our First Responder Award this month honors 911 operator Trish Matthews

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - It's National Public Safety telecommunications Week--a time to recognize the valuable contributions made by the thousands of 9-1-1 employees across the...

Our First Responder of the Month is getting a lot of attention these days

Captain Brad Petty was off duty when he ran across a shooting on the interstate and pitched in to save lives. But he wanted to tell us just how good his Fire Department is.

Lt. Daniel Jones wins our First Responder Award for his work on police stress

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - First Responders spend their lives working to keep the rest of us safe in many ways. But some of them go a...

Varnell Police Chief is our First Responder Hero of the Month

VARNELL, Georgia (WDEF) - Whether you're in a big city or a small village, the job of responding to emergencies is much the same. We're lucky...

First Responder Award: New Home volunteer firefighter battling cancer

Crystal Smith got a fire truck escort following her last chemo treatment, surgery still looming.

First Responder of the Month: Chief Lowell Hardin

"I'd like to recognize the volunteers across the country and in our department that sacrifice time, family time, and sacrifice money to serve the community."

Our First Responder Heroes for this month are Wildlife Officers

"on the water you have, unfortunately, things like boating accidents..stuff you have to work."

First Responder Award: Fire Chief Jerry Smith in Soddy-Daisy

"Let me say to the firemen, that I do love you.."

Our First Responder of the Month is an entire shift of firefighters

"we have 26 fire companies and 25 fire stations and every single one of those do an outstanding job on all three shifts"

A Help Truck EMT Robyn Redd is our First Responder of the Month

"it's extremely dangerous, we'd had a couple of operators in different counties that were killed"

First Responder Award: Walker Co. Fire & Rescue

LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) - We're doing something a little different tonight on our First Responder segment. Instead of saluting an individual law enforcement officer, firefighter,...

American Red Cross Awards Family and First Responders

"At first I thought it was a dream and it started to hurt my feet so I jumped onto a couch.”

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