HOUSTON - Two Houston firefighters, one who is a native of Port Allen, were honored last Wednesday as Houston’s "Firefighter of the Year."
The heroes are from Ladder 18: Cpt. Brad Hawthorne and Port Allen native, Engine operator Dewayne Wyble.
They were honored for their part in a rescue of a trapped construction worker on March 25, 2014, that received national attention after a video of the rescue went viral on YouTube.
"Thirty-one years, this is the highlight of a career. You never expect it, you go about doing your job every day," said Wyble.