Allentown firefighters honored for heroism, bravery

Published: Oct 17 2013 05:04:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2013 05:45:57 PM EDT

Some of Allentown's bravest were honored Thursday for going above and beyond.

The city's fire department held its annual fire awards ceremony at Cedar Crest College on Thursday.

Battalion Chief Scott Henrick was recognized as firefighter of the year. Henrick took over the battalion chief role this year, as well as commander of the hazmat unit.

Several other firefighters were recognized for showing heroism and bravery over the past year.