The Hattiesburg Fire Department announces firemen of the year

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM)- A Hattiesburg fire fighter was honored Thursday by his peers and the Insurance Woman of Hattiesburg Thursday for his hard work and dedication.

Every year October is dedicated to fire prevention month and with that, comes the recipient of the Hattiesburg Fire Fighter of the year award.

The luncheon at Trustmark bank in downtown Hattiesburg was hosted by the Insurance Women to recognize this year's recipient Elliot Edwards.

Edwards said he is happy and was shocked to learn he would receive this honor.

"You know, you do a good job and you don't expect anything out of it, you just do the job."

Patsy Gladden, President of the Insurance Women of Hattiesburg said, "We like to recognize that they put there lives at risk to go out and protect the property and the lives of the people here in Hattiesburg."

Edwards was picked out of 150 fire fighters.

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