3:47 pm, Wed 06 Nov 2013
If you've ever been involved in a fire or a similar emergency, these volunteers would have rushed to help. Now their efforts have been recognised at the Pride of Reading awards.
They are the Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service and they started in Berkshire 20 years ago. Since then they've helped thousands of people.
Mel Bloor has been to see them in action.
She spoke to volunteers Cindy Thompson and Peter Brierley and Chris Holland, Station Commander at Wokingham Road Fire Station - who nominated the service for an award.
4:19 pm, Mon 04 Nov 2013
From extraordinary bravery - to doing 'their bit' for the community. Some of the region's unsung heroes were honoured at a glitzy awards ceremony on Friday.
The Pride of Reading Awards recognise the achievements of local people and businesses and is hosted by TV's Chris Tarrant.
Mel Bloor sent this from the awards ceremony.
9:23 am, Fri 01 Nov 2013
People who go the extra mile for their community in Reading will be recognised at a special ceremony this afternoon. The annual Pride of Reading awards are hosted by Chris Tarrant. The event is in its tenth year.