Two prestigious rewards were handed out to the 2014 firefighter and fire prevention officers of the year Tuesday at the Corpus Christi Fire Department headquarters.

The individuals receiving the awards were chosen because of their contributions to the department and the community.

Thomas Cruz was named Firefighter of the Year, and has been with the department since 2009. Captain Michael Borden received the Prevention Officer of the Year award. He is the longest serving member of the prevention bureau and has been with the department since 1979.

Kiii-TV would like to offer a big congratulation to both of those men!