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Caroline Fire-Rescue workers awarded
David Layman, Fire – EMS Chief
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Caroline County Dept. of Fire and Rescue holds annual Fire – EMS Awards Ceremony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2011
Caroline, Virginia – The Caroline County Department of Fire and Rescue presented 174 awards to firefighters and EMS providers during the agency’s annual awards ceremony, which was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. The program recognized responder’s efforts for the 2010 calendar year.
Volunteer Deputy Fire-EMS Chief Ricky Matiak served as master of ceremonies for the event. County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman Floyd Thomas offered thanks to the group for their dedication and service to Caroline. The evening’s keynote speaker was Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner, President of the Virginia Fire Chief’s Association. Chief Werner challenged the group to lead by example and always be vigilant towards safety.
Caroline Fire – EMS Chief David Layman presented awards and congratulated each participant. The highlight of the evening came with the presentation of the Chief’s Award for Excellence which was given to Upper Caroline Volunteer Fire Department District Chief Steve Parrish. Chief Parrish was recognized for his 50 years of volunteering within Caroline. Chief Layman thanked Parrish for his countless hours of service responding to emergencies, serving on committees, facilitating training, supporting the Emergency Operations Center, and mentoring young officers and firefighters County wide. “Steve’s dedication and commitment is a shining example to us all. He is truly deserving of this honor” stated Layman.
Other award winners from the evening included:
service and mERITORIOUS service
5 Years of Service
10 Years of Service
15 Years of Service
Meritorious Service Award
20 Years of Service
David Jenkins, Jr.
25 Years of Service
Robert H. Blanton, Jr.
Maxie David Rozell
30 Years of Service
- certificates of Appreciation
John “Jake” Marshall
- cERTIFICATE’s OF cOMMENDATION
- 2009-2010 Winter Storms
- Individual Certificates of Commendation
Sargeant Stacy Cary, CCSO
Sargeant Chad Rozell, CCSO
Meritorious Unit Citation
David Jenkins Jr.
Life Saving Awards
- Alistair Capewell
- Paul Ernest
- Kirk Roberts
Volunteer Fire Fighter of the Year
Volunteer Rescue Squad member of the Year
- Jake Marshall
- Volunteer Fire Officer of the Year
- Steven Melson
- Volunteer Rescue Squad Officer of Year
- Bob Carlson
- Career Firefighter/EMT of the Year
- Nathan Johnson
- Career Fire Officer of the Year
- Michelle Chewning
- Chief’s Award for Leadership
- Richard Matiak
- Chief’s Award of Excellence
- Steve Parish
For additional information or to learn about volunteer or career opportunities within Caroline, please contact the Department of Fire and Rescue Administration office at 804 – 633-9831.