Melbourne Firefighter and Police Officers Recognized at the 2019 Valor Awards
City of Melbourne public safety personnel were among local heroes honored at the Melbourne Regional Chamber’s 11th Annual Valor Awards banquet on August 22 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.
Each year the Valor Awards honor local public safety and military personnel in the greater Melbourne area for acts above and beyond the call of duty. Multiple awards are presented to personnel, who were nominated by their respective chiefs and commanders, for putting themselves in harm's way to protect the citizens of our community.
Melbourne Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Brent Dooley was awarded a Medal of Valor — the highest award for bravery and heroism. The Medal of Valor recognizes first responders who knowingly place their lives in peril of death or serious bodily harm while saving, or attempting to save, the lives of others.
Melbourne Police Officer Victoria Faulk and Officer Peter Dolci were be honored with the Life Saving Award, which recognizes acts taken to rescue an individual whose life is in jeopardy.
Melbourne Fire Chief Chuck Bogle (left) congratulates Melbourne Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Brent Dooley at the 2019 Valor Awards Ceremony. (Image courtesy of the Melbourne Regional Chamber.)
Officer Peter Dolci (left) and Officer Victoria Faulk at the Valor Awards ceremony.