Chattanooga Firefighters Honored At Awards Ceremony

Monday, February 12, 2018

Chattanooga firefighters and their families gathered at The Westin Chattanooga Monday night to honor their own. With Chief Operating Officer Maura Sullivan and Fire Chief Phil Hyman presiding, more than 100 firefighters were recognized for outstanding efforts at emergencies throughout the year in 2017. Among the top awards, Senior Firefighter Jack Thompson was honored as the department's Firefighter of the Year. Lt. Scott Sheets received a Medal of Valor award, and Captain Steve Everett received a Medal of Heroism.
 

Dozens of firefighters were also recognized with unit citations and commendation ribbons for their outstanding efforts in 2017.  Here is a complete list of the awards handed out tonight:

Lifesaving Medals

CPR Save - Jan. 22, 2017
Lt. Robert Roark
FFS Tim Freire
FFE Thomas Smith

Extrication - Vehicle in Pond - Feb. 7, 2017
Capt. Kevin Carpenter
FF Cullom Boyd
FF Travis Burns
Lt. Scott Sparks
FFE Charles Bailey
FF Michael Gray

Fire Rescue - Feb. 16, 2017
Lt. Tyler Swindell
FFE Preston Binegar
Lt. Shaun Hinojosa
FF Julio Vargas

Fire Rescue with CPR - Feb. 18, 2018
Capt. Robert Thompson
Lt. Tyler Swindell
FFE Joey Thomas
FFE Preston Binegar

CPR Save - Feb. 27, 2017
Capt. Tim Zink
Lt. Michael Rush
FFS Tony Ott
FFE Jeremy Williams

CPR Save
Lt. Mark Brown

EMS Treatment - April 4, 2017
FF Charles Zinzer
FFE Brandon Fryar
FF Carl Ellis
FFE Kenneth Martin

CPR Save - April 22, 2017
FFS Cory Owens
FFE Britt Bradshaw
FF Ryan Roark

CPR Save - July 27, 2017
FFS Joshua Burchard
FF Anjail Berniger

Fire Rescue with CPR - Sept. 20, 2017
FFS Joel Nix
FFE Matt Rorex
FF Ryan Swisher

Fire Rescue with CPR - Nov. 9, 2017
Capt. Terrence Andrews
Capt. Keith Liles
Lt. Chad Nichols
FF Jake Case

Meritorious Unit Citations
Squad 1(Red)
Quint 14 (Blue)
Quint 8 (Green)
Quint 19 (Green)
Squad 11 (Green)
Squad 1 (Green)
Squad 7 (Green)
Squad 13 (Blue)

Engine 15 ( Blue)

Engine 5 (Blue)

Quint 13 (Blue)
Squad 7 (Blue)
Squad 7 (Green)
Squad 13 (Green)
Quint 7 (Green)

Quint 4 (Blue)

Commendation Ribbons

Capt. John Taylor
FFS Terrence Watkins
FF Ryan Swafford
FFS Fredrick Brunker
FFE Patrick O'Brien 

Capt. Darryl Manis
Capt. Adam Couch 
Capt. Chris O'Kelly
Capt. Brian Pemberton
FF Jordan Carroll
Lt. Joseph Ervin
Lt. Bradley Freeman
FFS Kevin Thomas
FF Zachary Eldrod
FFE Daniel Bryan

FF Clint Montgomery
FF Jessie Lively

FF Magdalena Novak

FF Charles Ellis

FF Seth Hutcheson

FF Ben Wright
FF Tiffany Bird

Capt. Kevin Carpenter
Lt. Scott Sparks

Lt. Jack Babb
FFS David Linam
FF Cullom Boyd

FFE Charles Bailey
FF Travis Burns

FF Michael Gray
AMET  Maurice Beamon
EMT-P Dominick Alvarado
Telecommunicator Ruth Tudos


Letters of Commendation

Telecommunicator Ruth Tudos

Telecommunicator Stephanie McCarter
Paramedic Dominick Alvarado
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Maurice Beamon

Special Award - (For tireless support of the Forgotten Child Fund.)
FFS Joshua Burchard

Firefighter of the Year - (For making the most significant contributions to the department during the course of the year.)
FFS Jack Thompson

Medal of Valor - (For rescuing a citizen from a fire on Dec. 29, 2017.)
Lt. Scott Sheets

Citizen Achievement Award - (For assisting with woman's rescue from house fire on Sept. 17, 2017.)
Robert Gifford
Tim Jones
Lamar Skinner
Cecil Skyles
Stephen Skyles

Medal of Heroism - (For rescue of woman in house fire on Sept. 17, 2017.)
Captain Steve Everett

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