A TOP firefighter is up for an award after he helped rescue a car crash victim while off-duty.
Dominic Furby is in line for the Firefighter of the Year award, organised by The Fire Fighters Charity.
Station Manager Furby, who is Calderdale assistant district manager, was with his family in May 2010 when he came across a car fire at Chain Bar roundabout, Cleckheaton.
An unconscious man was trapped inside the car.
He and passer-by James Draper pulled the man out just as the car became engulfed in flames.
He is one of four firefighters shortlisted in the category.
The awards ceremony takes place in London on November 4.
Station Manager Furby said: “It was a very pleasant surprise to be nominated and to be shortlisted.
“We will also visit 10 Downing Street while we are there, which both my wife and I are very excited about.”
A former West Yorkshire firefighter, Chris Kenyon, of Bradford, has been shortlisted in the Beneficiary of Courage category in the awards.
He has been nominated for his 32 years service and his work with the charity after his retirement in 2006.