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Personnel receive awards for life-saving actions

In a ceremony held Friday, March 15, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented awards, promoted 18 personnel and swore in a new firefighter. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held in the Forsyth County Administration Building.

Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony. 12 Life Saved awards were presented to Fire Department personnel in recognition of outstanding actions over the past several years. 

“The Life Saved Awards are an opportunity for the Fire Department to highlight the decisive and extraordinary efforts of our personnel that directly led to saving an individual’s life,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers, who served as emcee for the ceremony. 

In the promotional portion of the event, the following members of the department were formally promoted to new positions:

Promoted to Fire Lieutenant: 
Fire Apparatus Operator Jeremiah Lee Anderson
Fire Apparatus Operator Brian David Kozikowski
Firefighter/Paramedic Jamie Luther McPherson
Fire Apparatus Operator Thomas Gerald Schofield
Fire Apparatus Operator Christopher Dwight Warren

Promoted to Fire Apparatus Operator:
Firefighter/EMT Brian Lawrence Adams
Firefighter/EMT Andrew Ryan Bramblett
Firefighter/EMT Michael Brett Cochran
Firefighter/Paramedic Clark Alan Coleman
Firefighter/EMT James Robert Damico
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Ryan Estrada
Firefighter/EMT Joshua Daniel Griffeth
Firefighter/EMT Matthew Brian Johnson 
Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Allen Kinsey
Firefighter/EMT Christian Heinrich Mild
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Matthew Roberts
Firefighter/EMT Nathan Elias Sinrich
Firefighter/EMT Kevin Michael Woodall 

In the swearing-in portion of the ceremony, one probationary firefighter officially became a Forsyth County firefighter:
Cody Ray Montgomery

“It is an honor to work with men and women that are dedicated to providing outstanding service every day,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “We, as a department, are proud to recognize the achievements and well-deserved promotions of our personnel.”

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