Sunday, February 28, 2010

Firefighter of the Year


Last night was the awards banquet at the local volunteer fire department. The food was awesome, roast pork, real mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, lettuce salad and homemade bread.  Neither of us had to cook..that is a very good thing!

Our nephew Josh was chosen as the Firefighter of the year.  It was in my opinion well deserved, he was instrumental in getting a whole group of younger guys interested and signed up and into Firefighter One Training and First Responder Training.  Firefighter of the year is an honor that is voted on by your peers.   Getting more members was crucial, many of the guys are getting older, and  a new fire-hall will be opening in April ten miles from the other one..so both halls need to be manned by volunteers.   Station One and Station Two..we are very fortunate to have young men of Joshua's caliber volunteering their time day and night.

Far Guy got a ten year pin, he asked if it was the first ten years or the second ten years, they are always plucking him out of retirement because all these young guys have day jobs:)

23 comments:

  1. Congrats to Josh! --- the community appreciates all of these young men...and we are proud of the Fire Departments' accomplishments and even happier that they are our neighbors!

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  2. Congratulations to your nephew. That is a real honor. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to volunteer that much time. My son is a volunteer firefighter and paramedic, so I know how time consuming and involved it is, but it is also very rewarding.

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  3. All the fire departments here are volunteer, too. Being a fireman is a HUGE commitment with all the training required and being "on call" 24/7. God Bless everyone of them!

    Congratulations to your husband and your nephew.

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  4. And let me offer MY congrats also to Josh and Far Guy for volunteer time well spent. I am very impressed.

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  5. My heartfelt congrats and thanks to Josh and Far Guy.

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  6. Congratulations to Josh - very well deserved of this honor.

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  7. Also congratulations to Gene for all his hard work with the fire department too!

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  8. Congratulations Josh !
    Firefighters and emergency response personel are truly a breed apart.
    A heartfelt thank you to him !

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  9. Congrats to him and your proud family...it sounds like a well deserved award!

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  10. Congratulations, Josh. Thank you and Far Guy for answering the call, no matter when it is. Hubby was a firefighter for twenty years. I know what you both sacrifice to give to the community...Thank you.

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  11. Congratulations to Josh and Far Guy.
    Patsy

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  12. Firefighters are always such centered, strong, and caring guys. Congrats that you have two of them in your family!

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  13. What wonderful community minded men you have in your family. Thanks for reporting on them so we can share your pride, too!

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  14. Congratulations to Josh.. and to Far Guy for serving the community!

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  15. Way to go, Josh, I bet many girls will be wanting to be his girlfriend.

    Durians are best eaten fresh. In America, the Asian supermarkets stock them, they don't taste as nice, but then , they have lost their odor.

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  16. Here's sendin' Josh a great big, well deserved CONGRATULATIONS on the award. Also to Far Guy. These brave men put their lives on the line every time there is a call. Our communities are blessed to have these brave firemen.

    Have a great day Connie and may it be filled with blessings!!!

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  17. Congrats to you nephew!! You must be so proud! Sorry I have not been around here...again! I still have trouble getting on here and hope this goes through. You would think the hubs could help me figure something out here?? I love your blog and just got caught up a little...well this page and all it held! That picture of you and Far Guy dating is priceless. How many people these days go back as far as the two of you...have those wonderful memories and love for each other and the pictures to prove it?? I love it. What a lucky guy that Chancey is to have the both of you. How is my boy anyway? If I ever get another dog, it will have to look like Chance! Thanks for the great blog....you really know how to keep it real.

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  18. Congrats to all. It certainly is something to be honored. When we lived in Langley, our fire dept was completely volunteer. And each time the alarm went off, our neighbor would peel out of the driveway. I think he was a latent Starsky and Hutch fan.

    Amazing people, who do so much for their communities.

    Jen

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  19. Volunteer firefighters and they families never receive enough apprection. Although I do not live near you, I still value the sacrifices you, your husband, your nephew and his family have made and continue to make to protect your community. Thank you

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  20. That was a great post. Thanks for sharing Josh's award with us, and the perpetual ten year pin.

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  21. we "loves" ourself some firfighters (ps. of course that is because my husband retired from firefighting - only to take on a second career as a teacher ...)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie