Selden firefighter Michael Cosgrove honored with National Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism

Volunteer Selden firefighter Michael Cosgrove was awarded the National Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism tonight. Back in 2011, Cosgrove jumped into action when a

Back in 2011, Michael Cosgrove jumped into action when a neighboring home caught fire.

Back in 2011, Michael Cosgrove jumped into action when a neighboring home caught fire. (5/29/13)

SELDEN - A volunteer firefighter was honored with a national heroism award Tuesday.

Volunteer Selden firefighter Michael Cosgrove was awarded the National Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism tonight. Back in 2011, Cosgrove jumped into action when a neighboring home caught fire. He saved everyone from the downstairs of the burning building and attempted to rescue a man trapped on the second floor.

This March, it was Cosgrove's family that needed help. Authorities say a driver allegedly high on drugs crashed through their home, rupturing a gas line.

Cosgrove responded to the call. Thankfully, his wife and kids were not hurt in the fire.

Cosgrove says the award gives him and his family something to smile about after a tough year.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday 1 NY AG, Education Dept. reaffirm support for transgender students
The state lists it as an inactive hazardous 2 DEC declares Hicksville property a Class 2 Superfund site
The department told News 12 that it is 3 Nassau PD not assisting gov't with undocumented immigrant arrests
Suffolk PD detectives say one person was killed 4 Police: 1 person killed in Moriches accident
Experts say the mild weather means trees are 5 Warmer weather triggers earlier allergy season

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Police say 35-year-old Anthony Capuano crashed his pickup Drugs suspected in Selden crash into home

A Selden man was arraigned today on charges of driving high on drugs with a

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE