A Medal of Valor recently was awarded to Martinsville Fire & EMS Deputy Fire Marshal Andy Powers for saving a life on January 4, 2020.
On his day off and while visiting his parents, Powers noticed a neighbor’s home had caught fire.
He breached the front door and pulled the homeowner out of the house. Powers also helped extinguish the blaze when firefighters arrived at the scene.
“We are very proud to recognize Deputy Fire Marshal Powers for his heroic efforts that day and are happy he is part of our team at Martinsville Fire & EMS,” the local department wrote in a social media post.