Bright Side: Washington Fire Chief nationally recognized

By WEEK Producer

July 8, 2014 Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- Washington Fire Chief Michael Vaughn is being recognized nationally.

He is one of the newest honorees for the 2013 Firehouse® Magazine Heroism Awards.

The magazine honors Chief Vaughn for his heroism during the EF4 tornado that ripped through Central Illinois on November 17.

In May, Vaughn was selected to receive the Medal of Valor from the State Fire Marshal's office.

Read Firehouse® Magazine's full article here.