Somerset fire crews honoured with bravery medal

Fire crews from Somerset will be honoured with a new medal for bravery at a ceremony near Exeter tonight.

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Somerset fire crews honoured with bravery medal

Many will receive awards for their actions during the M5 crash Credit: ITV West Country

Firefighters who went to heroic lengths to help victims of the M5 crash in Somerset will be honoured at a ceremony near Exeter this evening.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service has minted a new medal to mark the bravery of the officers at the crash site near Taunton in 2011. Seven people lost their lives. Crew members will also be recognised for their role during the floods last winter.

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