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Lincoln Rural celebrates its members at annual awards night

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[January 16, 2014]  The Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District recently had their annual awards night at the firehouse. During the evening various awards were given out to members of the department.

Steve Goodman was presented with an axe to commemorate his retirement from the department. He served 35 years as a volunteer firefighter with Lincoln Rural. The axe was presented by Lincoln Rural trustees in appreciation for his dedication.

Other awards given:

  • Volunteer of the Year: Luke Hanger
    Firefighter Hanger was nominated based on dedication and determination in two large structure fires during 2013.

  • Part-time Firefighter of the Year: Chris Davis
    Firefighter Davis was nominated for his willingness to step up as a part-timer during the summer while also working a full-time job and going to school to obtain his paramedic license.

  • Rescue Members of the Year: Ryan Sheley and Chad Letterle
    Firefighter Sheley and Chief Letterle were nominated for a CPR save they made over the summer.

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  • Full-timers of the Year: Chris Buse and Nick Hanson
    Capt. Buse and Assistant Chief Hanson were nominated for a rescue of two individuals when the equipment they were using failed, leaving them stranded 60 feet off the ground.

  • Everett Kennett Award: Mike Camp
    Camp was nominated for his dedication to better the department. He found out about an energy-efficient lighting program at his full-time job and was able to secure the equipment and grant for Lincoln Rural also.

  • Buse-Becher Driving Award: KaCey Noe
    Noe was nominated for her demonstrated driving ability.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District]

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