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Firefighters, football coach honored for bravery, service

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Several firefighters and a youth football coach were honored for their bravery and service Friday night during the 27th Annual Awards & Retirements Banquet at the Mellwood Arts Center.

The Louisville Fire Department hosted the event to honor 14 firemen who are retiring and recognize firefighters who have gone beyond the call of duty through acts of service and bravery.

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The department also presented an Outstanding Citizen Award to youth football coach Terrence Washington.

Washington risked his life to rescue a young girl who fell down a cistern during a football practice in Russell Lee Park on September 12, 2013.

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