PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Mr. Rick Coppola, President of the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation, proudly announced Firefighter Brandon Mlodzinski of Ladder 12/A, has received the 2013 “Firefighter of the Year Award.”

The award was presented at the Fireman’s Hall Museum on Friday morning.

Firefighter Mlodzinski, a seven year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, received this prestigious award for his valiant efforts and dedication in saving the lives of three young children out of the ocean in Atlantic City, N.J.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Mr. Rick Coppola presented Firefighter Mlodzinski with a commemorative Fireman’s Hall Museum embedment, lapel pin and various gifts from local businesses.

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