Local Chicago Paramedics Receive Medal of Valor Award

Today, three members of the Chicago Fire Department were awarded with the Illinois Medal of Valor which recognizes firefighters and paramedics for their acts of heroism and courage in times of danger.

Paramedic-in-Charge Timothy Rottman, Paramedic-in-Charge Christopher Soda, and Fire Paramedic Tomasz Oszkinis were in Springfield this morning to attend the Fallen Firefighters Memorial and also be presented with the Medal of Valor. State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) presented these brave men with a special recognition certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives honoring them for their heroics.