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Sep 29, 2014 8:51 PM

NH's bravest recognized for service at capital ceremony in Concord


CONCORD - They are New Hampshire's bravest--the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday for others.

And tonight, they were honored and recognized for their service to the state.

Department by department - they were called forward to receive their awards.

"I guess it was just for saving somebody's life," said Richard Montgomery of Brookline EMS. "I just did what I knew what to do."

Montgomery helped save a man's life last year. Today, that man remains in a wheelchair - but Allen Ward say he may not be here today if it wasn't for Montgomery.

"Yeah I mean, I am thankful here was there that day-that's for sure," Ward said while attending Monday's ceremony.

The awards put a spotlight on rescue personnel who put others first.

Members of these departments-near and far-some paid and some volunteer-but all working for the same reason.

"We have great community support. And we just really appreciate the dedication of all our members out there that really make a difference," said Chief David Noyes of the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety.

The awards given Monday are part of an annual ceremony they do here in the state capital.

"I hope you know how much it means to your fellow citizens to have you there," said New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan.


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