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Randallstown boy honored for heroically saving grandparents from fire

Posted at 7:50 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 07:58:02-04

TOWSON, Md. — A young hero walked away with the highest award of the night!

A Randallstown boy is one of many who were honored at the Baltimore County Fire Department's annual Commendations Ceremony for their heroic efforts this past year.

9-year-old D.J. Goodman received the Department's highest civilian award, the Citizen's Medal of Honor, for his heroic life-saving efforts of saving his grandparents from a burning home on the block of Charleswood Court in May 2018.

D.J. was among many first responders and civilians, four of whom were Baltimore County Fire members, who received the Bronze Star, the Department's third-highest award for public safety personnel.

The Fire Department Commendations Board, comprising of career and volunteer personnel, considers nominations for awards based on specific criteria including intelligent decision making, skill, bravery and risk.