Tyler Fire Department Holds Twenty-Second Annual Awards Banquet
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Released by the Tyler Fire Department:
The Tyler Fire Department held its Twenty-Second Annual
Awards Banquet Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tyler Rose
Garden. During the ceremony,
firefighters, along with retired firefighters and civilians were honored for
their actions and service to the City of Tyler.
Firefighter Association Award:
Chief's Certificates of Merit (Customer Service/Staff
Support) were awarded to:
Jowell – While off-duty, Firefighter Jowell assisted with accident victim until
• Chris Mahler
and Devin Myers – Tyler Firefighter Combat Challenge fundraising effort.
• "Over 40"
Combat Challenge Team (Brandon Davis, Brent Hail, Terry Hawkins, Jeff Barnett
and Stuart Weatherford) – 2nd Place win in the Firefighter Combat Challenge.
Admire – City of Tyler Chili Cook-Off winner for the TFD
Wieczor – Community Service
• J.R. Wood –
• Our Savior's
Lutheran Church Quilters Group
• Jeff Hudgens
– Video for Banquet
Chief's Certificates of Merit (Exemplary Service Awards)
were awarded to:
Jenkins, Aaron Smith and Randy Davis:
Providing CPR to heart attack victim
• Jimmy Morgan,
Chad Baker and Jason Wright: Assistance with victim suffering from choking at
Austin Elementary School
• John Rains,
Kelly Adkinson and Matt Hazel: Assistance with victim suffering from stab
Individual Awards included:
Trophy from Fire Department Annual Picnic:
Tony Gumber –
Coach of the gold medal TFD Soccer Team for the third straight year
Support Award – Lynda Cox
District Award – District 1 C-Shift, led by District Chief Les Schminkey
• Friend of
the Department Awards:
for his longstanding support of the Tyler Fire Department
with ETMC – EMS for his continued support of the Tyler Firefighter Combat
Challenge, as well as participation in the establishment of the scholarship
program for the local Fire Academy. ETMC
also provided funds for the evening's meal.
with the Brookshire Grocery Company for his ongoing support and contributions
to the Tyler Fire Department
Don Nicholson –
Hired on September 15, 1968. Retired on
December 31, 1995 with over 27 years of service to the City of Tyler.
James Powell –
Hired on October 24, 1958. Retired on
January 1, 1995 with over 37 years of service to the City of Tyler.
Tom West –
Hired on May 16, 1963. Retired on May
26, 1983 with 20 years of service to the City of Tyler.
Awards: District Chief
• Life Saving
Awards: Chance Johnson
– University of Texas at Tyler Incident
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