Thousands of men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day when they go to work in Hampton Roads. On Monday night, we begin a series dedicated to first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty.
The Valor Awards are presented by the Hampton Roads Chamber. Our first story shows the amazing efforts of a Chesapeake firefighter who saved a baby left alone in a burning home.
Chief Edmund Elliott with the Chesapeake Fire Department said, "When that call came in — house fire with children trapped inside — the firefighters know it's game time."
"The house was on fire and there were possibly four children trapped inside the structure. We instantly go into overdrive. I noticed a police officer walking down the street.