Governor honors Logan County EMA director Dan Fulscher
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[March 07, 2007]
Logan County EMA director Dan
Fulscher was honored at a celebration Tuesday morning at the Logan
County Courthouse. He was presented a plaque by Jill Morgenthaler,
deputy chief of staff, homeland security, for Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Fulscher was recognized for his prompt response and leadership
during the Dec. 1, 2006, ice storm, when four Amtrak trains were
stranded in Lincoln. With Fulscher's leadership, stranded Amtrak
riders were comforted and aided during their stay in Lincoln. His
own grandchildren gave up baby formula and diapers to a mother
stranded with her baby at the time.
Fulscher received the People
Are Today's Quiet Heroes Award for his efforts.
As usual he refused to accept credit, instead recognizing the
many EMA workers and volunteers for their efforts.
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Also present for the presentation were Mike Chamness, head of the
Illinois Terrorism Task Force, and Jim Watts, chief of operations.
The courthouse rotunda was filled with local elected officials,
friends and associates attending the honorary presentation.