Chattanooga Firefighters Honored At Awards Program

Monday, March 11, 2019

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 2018. Included below are the top awards, with accompanying photos:

Captain Randy Steele received the Medal of Valor and Firefighter George Johnson received the Medal of Heroism award.

Firefighters Ramsey Kimbrough, Jordan Middlebrooks and Scott Paone received the Rookie of the Year award.

Firefighter Engineer Preston Binegar received the Firefighter of the Year award.

Captain Randy Steele received the Officer of the Year award.

Dozens of firefighters were also recognized with unit citations and commendation ribbons for their outstanding efforts in 2018.
A complete list of those recognized will be shared on the fire department's Facebook page.

Third Annual Chattanooga Tabletop Game Fest Takes Place Saturday, June 1

CAVC To Hold Memorial Day Ceremony May 27

Upcoming Street Closings Announced


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Happenings

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CAVC To Hold Memorial Day Ceremony May 27

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Breaking News

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Opinion

Chattanooga's Shooting Epidemic - And Response

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Roy Exum: Mr. Casada Is Through

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