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May 4, 2024 | Merit and Valor Awards

On May 4th, the Fire District hosted its 2nd Annual Firefighter Appreciation, Promotions, & Awards Dinner.

Special recognitions were presented for the following incident:

On October 21, 2023 the Fire District responded to a structure fire with a person trapped. Crews arrived and found a single-story, single-family dwelling with heavy fire coming from the front. There was a confirmed rescue and E152’s crew went into a rescue strategy, without hesitation.

Captain Culbertson received the Medal of Valor for putting his safety at risk to save another. Captain Culbertson entered a bedroom under hostile fire conditions using the tactic Vent-Enter-Search to rescue an unconscious victim. This was a true example of THEM before US!

Engineer Burk received a Medal of Merit for his actions in assisting Captain Culbertson in the rescue.

These awards were earned! Congratulations Gentlemen!


Two firefighters in dress uniforms shaking hands in front of a firetruck, with text "MERIT AND VALOR AWARDS."