Fulton volunteer firefighters were recognized as heroes on Wednesday, as the Peace Tee Project of South Texas handed out the Basil Loyal Dog Officers Award.
The award is named after Basil, the first mascot of the Peace Tree Project, who died of natural causes on Mothers' Day this year.
The award was given to two Fulton volunteer firefighters who ran into the home of Linda Daniels, who lost her son in combat in 2006. Even when she was out of harms way, the firefighters ran back inside to get her pets. Daniels said the firefighters went above and beyond their duty.
"It was an awesome feeling, helping a fallen soldier's mother out," said Adam Begley, one of the firefighters honored on Wednesday. "It was really great. It means a lot."
"It's an honor to be recognized, but I don't consider myself a hero," said Rickey McLester, the other firefighter who was honored.
Sadly, one of Daniels' dogs died in the fire, but she said the volunteer firefighters went beyond their duty, even burying her pet after the fire.
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