Larry Pander, volunteer firefighter, Holcomb Fire Department in Holcomb, Kan.
Jack Carriger, fire chief, Stayton Fire District in Stayton, Ore.
A week after a massive explosion at the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company in West, Texas 14 bodies have been recovered from the area. A number of those killed were volunteer firefighters responding to the scene. Volunteer firefighters represent nearly 70 percent of the country's fire service.