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2016 KCFD Awards Ceremony - May 6th
Please join KCFD in recognizing the following honorees at our May 6th Awards Ceremony, 6:00 PM at the Kern County Administrative Center:
Medal of Merit
Engineer Harry Kelmanson – for providing public education on emergency preparedness and fire prevention in the Ridgecrest area.
Battalion Chief Dionisio Mitchell – for supporting firefighters in the management of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through Critical Incident Stress Management.
Community Member Jud Bullard – for rescuing a five-year-old girl from a fire in Maricopa.
Community Members Kenneth Shyne, Donald Strong, and Jose Villarreal – for rescuing a woman trapped in a burning car after a vehicle accident in Lamont.
Engine Company 51 – Captain Jason Knaggs, Engineer Jose Urias, and Firefighter Paul Abarquez for rescuing a man from a house fire in Lamont.
Letter of Commendation
Captain Michael Chapman – for volunteering to support local community fundraisers and encouraging others to help.
Community Member Isaias Garza – for rescuing a man from a helicopter that crashed and caught fire near Wasco.
Captain Arthur W. Jacobs and Firefighter Casey Payne – for off-duty actions to rescue and treat three occupants from a vehicle that rolled over and caught fire near Tehachapi.
Community Members Mario Estrada and Fred Mendoza – for helping to save a man from a house fire in Lamont.
Good Samaritan Award
Community Members Emily Craig and Alex Groh – for helping and comforting people involved in a multi-vehicle accident near Lost Hills.
Community Member James Siratt – for helping and comforting a man trapped in a rolled-over vehicle in the Kern River Canyon.
It is truly an honor to recognize our outstanding employees and community members that go above and beyond the call of duty. We hope that you can join us at the Awards Ceremony on May 6th to recognize our honorees.
For more information, please contact Deputy Chief John Silliman at 661-330-0123.
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