Thousands of men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day when they go to work here in Hampton Roads. Monday we begin a series dedicated to the first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty this year.
The Valor Awards are presented by the Hampton Roads Chamber. News 3 is honored to partner again this year and showcase incredible feats of bravery.
Monday's story shows the amazing valor of twenty Chesapeake First Responders who worked together to save 150 senior citizens during a massive fire on July 15, 2017.
Before the fire, there was a severe thunderstorm that rolled through the city.