Forty-five firefighters and paramedics who went beyond the call of duty in the past year were honored this weekend in Reading.

The Reading Fire Department held its annual Medal Day on Saturday.

The ceremony highlights the actions of members and thanks them for making a difference.

Three people walked away with Medals of Merit, four Life Saving Awards were handed out, along with 23 EMS unit citations.

The awards ceremony marked the end of this year's fire prevention week.