The Awards Committee was honored again this again this year to process, evaluate and assist in the selection of awards for many of our deserving members. We had several nominations for the award categories we recognize, but there is always room for more. The awards given this year were:
Captain Shannon Breid and Cadet Austin Thornton of the Madison Fire Department.
Firefighter Jonathan Thomas of the Palmyra Fire Department.
Captain Robert Hardy, Lieutenant Roy Holtkamp, Firefighter Evan Brendel and Firefighter Nicholas Richards of the Moberly Fire Department.
Firefighter of the Year
Firefighter Shawn D. Bice of the West Plains Fire Department.
Chief Officer of the Year
Chief Robert Looper of the Holt Community Fire Protection District.
Phil Sayer Lifetime Achievement
Retired Chief Larry Pratt of the Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District.
The selection process is always difficult as several qualified candidates are normally nominated for each of the award categories. We feel each of these individuals were well qualified to receive their awards and hopefully if you could not attend convention you will take the earliest opportunity to extend your congratulations to them.
We are currently accepting nominations for awards for next year’s convention. The deadline to submit your nomination is February 28, 2018.