A number of the area's hometown heroes were honored Thursday night at the Main Line Chamber Foundation's fifth annual scholarship awards ceremony.
At the event some 43 scholarships totaling nearly $45,000 were awarded to volunteer firefighters and EMTs.
The ceremony also honored the 65 years of service of Berywn Fire Company's Bill Butler, and the 50 years of service of Narberth Fire Company's Bill Henderson.
Also highlighted were landmark anniversaries of the Gladwyne, Brookline and Malvern fire companies.
Scholarship award recipients from Lower Merion fire companies were:
Charles Bode, Narberth
Andrew D'Orzio, Bryn Mawr
Thomas R. Fisher, Bryn Mawr
Andrew Fox, Merion of Ardmore
Gabriel Horwitz, Penn Wynne
Drew Kopicki, Penn Wynne/Narberth
Evan lewis, Merion of Ardmore
Brady McHale, Gladwyne
Hunter McMullin, Merion of Ardmore
Justin McNabb, Bryn Mawr
Cesar Pellerano, Bryn Mawr, Villanova EMS
Stephan Sabol, Bryn Mawr