The Mayview Fire Protection District (MFPD) celebrated their volunteer firefighters at the annual appreciation dinner on Sunday, April 18th. The Board of Directors hosted the event at the Mayview school gym and provided a barbecue meal from Dempsey’s BBQ of Concordia. Special guests included State Fire Marshal Tim Bean and FFAM Assistant Directors, Josh Koepke and Billy Smith.
Followed by a recap of the year’s accomplishments, Chief Kris White presented each of Mayview’s fourteen volunteer firefighters with a challenge coin.
The Mayview Fire Ladies Auxiliary members were also recognized for their contributions over the last year. One of their goals for this year is to help raise funds to go towards the purchase of new extrication tools.
Volunteer Firefighter Emmet Cox was named the 2021 Jeff Sanders Memorial Firefighter of the Year. This award is determined based on the total number of training hours and the total number of calls answered and was presented by Connie Sanders, wife of Jeff Sanders.
Volunteer Firefighter Jake Hayward was presented with a House Resolution from State Representative Terry Thompson and a certificate and challenge coin from the State Fire Marshal’s office in recognition of twenty-two years of service to the Mayview Fire Protection District. Hayward announced his retirement from his position as a volunteer firefighter in March of this year.
On behalf of the Mayview Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors, a sincere thanks to all MFPD volunteer firefighters and their families for their service and dedication to their community and beyond.