NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

Fifteen Rhode Islanders, including police officers, firefighters and EMTs, are being honored with the state's highest award for bravery and heroics while saving lives.

The 2014 Lifesaving Medal award ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Statehouse Thursday. Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Secretary of State Ralph Mollis will honor the recipients.

One is a member of the state bomb squad who helped stabilize a victim of May's Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus act accident, who had a compound fracture and was in and out of consciousness.

Others being recognized are a Providence firefighter who while off-duty helped rescue three people, including an infant, from a burning triple-decker in Pawtucket, and two Providence park rangers who rescued a man from cracking ice on the Providence River.


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