Five courageous people were presented with a Medal of Bravery at a ceremony today, Nov. 20, at Province House in Halifax.
The Medal of Bravery is awarded annually to individuals who have risked their lives protecting the life or property of others.
“Nova Scotians take comfort knowing that there are professionals available to deal with danger and to protect their communities,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Inevitably, there are times when there is no one at hand to deal with a crisis other than fellow Nova Scotians. Thankfully, we have everyday heroes all around us.”
This year’s recipients are David Grandy of Tatamagouche, Shawn Hardy of Maugerville, N.B., Wade Smith of Londonderry, Colchester Co., and Stephen Ross and Keiren Tompkins of Halifax.
Mr. Smith, Mr. Grandy and Mr. Hardy pulled Dillon McMullin from a burning SUV on Highway 104 near Masstown.
Mr. Ross and Mr. Tompkins witnessed Julien Rouleau fall through hidden ice on the Baddeck Trail and put their own lives at risk to pull him to safety.
“It’s a real honour to receive this award,” said Mr. Grandy. “I really think that, in the situation, anyone would have done the same thing.”
For more information on medal recipients, or to find out how to nominate a hero, visit www.novascotia.ca/bravery .