From lifesavers, to composers breathing life into ancient traditions, and Olympic medallists who ignited a craze for table tennis - meet the people who have received public recognition for their contributions Two electricians who braved poison gas to rescue three collapsed workers and a firefighter who saved lives during the Boxing Day tsunami will be awarded the Medal for Bravery. Electrician Wong Sai-kit, 30, will receive a gold bravery medal and colleague Tam Po-ming, 23, a silver for saving three people from the dangerous goods strong room at the Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal after a gas leak. Fireman Wong Hon will receive a silver medal for saving two people from raging waters in Phuket after he and his wife had made it to safety. Wong Sai-kit recalled yesterday how he was leaving work at the terminal on March 28, 2002, when he heard a noise. 'We knew something had gone wrong, so we ran out of the room. But we decided to rush back, as we knew some workers were still in there, and they did not get out. 'When we rushed back, the room was very dusty and filled up with hazardous gas and we could not see anything. We just kept on moving our hands to see if we could find out their whereabouts and get them out.' He said one of the victims bought him a meal to thank him. 'But one of them passed away after staying in a hospital for a few days. I testified at an inquest into his death at the Coroner's Court. The judge praised me and my colleague for what we did.' Mr Tam praised his colleague for giving him encouragement to put his life in danger to save others. 'I felt very nervous and I was scared. If I was alone, I would not have the courage to run back and help others.' Mr Tam signed up for first-aid training after the incident, and thought of changing his job to join a rescue team. 'I feel happy about the award, but I also feel shocked. I just did what I should do. My family was not happy about what I did and my mother kept nagging me after the accident and told me to stay safe in case of accidents,' Mr Tam said. Mr Wong said: 'I did not expect to receive any kind of award for saving others. I just thought that it was the right thing to do.' Wong Hon was making his way up the beach after a swim at Phuket when walls of water suddenly smashed against him and his wife. They managed to escape but when he heard screams for help from others who were being swept away, Mr Wong battled the fierce current in an effort to rescue them. Mr Wong serves at Sheung Shui Fire Station.