In total, there were 21 Valor Award Recipients for eight incidents, three Unit Citations and one MCCC Public Safety Community Service Award.
Two of the incidents for which first responders received awards included the shootings at the Westfield Montgomery Mall and Aspen Hill shopping centers that occurred in May, 2016 and the Flower Branch Apartments explosion/fire that occurred in August, 2016 of last year in Silver Spring.
Body camera video of the police response to the explosion/fire was released for the first time at the event.
A five-minute version is available for viewing at: Emergency Response to 2016 Silver Spring Explosion/Fire Including Body-Camera Footage (Edited):
and a full 18-minute video is available at: Emergency Response to 2016 Silver Spring Explosion/Fire Including Body-Camera Footage (Full Version):
See the 43rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards program for more detailed information regarding the awards and award recipients.