A New Bedford firefighter was recognized in Boston Friday, for saving the life of a young boy last year.

41-year-old firefighter Raymond Ryan was one of dozens of emergency responders and civilians who were recognized for their bravery and life-saving acts over the past year.

Ryan and a Cranston, Rhode Island police officer, both off-duty at the time, saved the life of a three-year-old boy after he nearly drowned in a pond at Myles Standish State Forest last July.

Ryan tells WBSM News he was just doing what he was trained to do.

Ryan says he hopes the boy he helped to save grows up to do some good.

As part of the ceremony, Ryan was presented with a special award by state law enforcement officials.