HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Two Hamilton firefighter-paramedics were honored on Tuesday for saving a woman who was drowning.
Scott Baum and Joseph Phillips will be awarded with the Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony on Tuesday morning at Fire Headquarters.
Baum and Phillips rescued a young woman from the waters of the hydraulic canal on June 18. They heard screaming coming from the canal and found the woman holding on to a tree branch. When she said she couldn't hang on anymore, Baum jumped in, and Phillips later pulled both of them out.
"What Joe and I did that day is what we're supposed to do, it's what we're trained to do," said Baum. "We risk our own lives for the lives of others."