Commendation awards recognize bravery by Ottawa residents whose actions saved lives, prevented injury and minimized the loss of property during emergency situations.
New Canadian Ali Ballouck knew how to use a fire extinguisher when he needed it, thanks to the instruction of sponsor Wayne Van Sickle.
Thirteen-year-old Alex acted quickly when faced with a life-threatening emergency.
In memoriam, Christopher Puerstil is honoured by his family and members of Ottawa Fire Services.
Rebeca and Jonatan acted quickly to prevent a kitchen fire from raging out of control.
Cheryl Matiz’s quick actions prevented a dangerous situation from getting worse.