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Four local firefighters awarded for job contributions

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Four local firefighters received awards on Thursday from the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.

The awards were given during the Rotary Club's annual 'Firefighter Appreciation Day' at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, downtown.

Firefighter Chad Maly of Ladder Co. 19 won the Valor Award, after rescuing three trapped victims from a fire earlier in the year.

Captain Maurice Vassar received the Community Service Award, for creating and managing the Cincinnati Fire Department's Facebook page.

Lieutenant Jerry Parrott was honored with a Self-Improvement Award after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati, through four years of evening classes.

District Chief Keith Burkert won the Administrative Award, for implementing a new Job Description book for the department, as well as creating new Safety Officer positions for 2013.

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