2008 Roanoke Fire Fighters Association Banquet
The Roanoke Fire Fighters Association held its Annual Awards Banquet on February 2, 2008. The event, which will be moved back to December this year, was attended by 1/3 of the members and their spouses, dates, and significant others.
After dinner, the new officers of the Local were sworn in and the awards presentation began.
The following Awards were given out (from memory so forgive me for any errors):
David Lucas received a Firefighter Citation for pulling a paramedic and patient from the back of a burning ambulance at RMH.
Engine 9 “A” Shift received a Company Citation for rescuing a man from a house fire.
And the Firefighter of the Year Award went to Captain Doug Rorrer and Lieutenant Travis Simmons for rescuing FF Hetherington.
There were also 4 Retirement Axes given out this past year. Captain Gary Laprad, Captain Eddie Fielder, Lieutenant John Dubose, and Firefighter David Sexton all retired this past year. Only Eddie Fielder was at the banquet to receive his axe.
Jordan’s Custom Framing gave us a deal on 3 large prints which were framed and raffled off. The pictures really turned out amazing. Captain Mutter made off with one, someone else won the other and the guys at #9 bought the other one straight up. Rodney really did a great job on the frames.