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Forsyth County Fire Department Promotes and Provides Awards to Personnel During Annual Ceremony

In a ceremony held Saturday, Nov. 20, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented various awards and promoted 34 personnel during the department’s annual recognition ceremony. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at North Forsyth High School. Photos from the event can be found on the Fire Department Facebook page.

Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony. Life-Saved Awards were presented to Fire Department personnel in recognition of their outstanding actions when a life-threatening situation occurred. Other awards included Unit Citation and Central EMS Employee Awards.

In the promotional portion of the event, 34 members of the department were formally promoted to their new positions of battalion chief, captain, lieutenant or fire apparatus operator. Below are the names of all that received promotions along with their new title.

  • Battalion Chief Jay Davis
  • Captain/Fire Instructor Sam Adams
  • Captain Josh Brown
  • Captain Brian DeStefano
  • Captain Amanda Gardner
  • Captain Brian Gary
  • Captain Jarrett Jenkins
  • Captain/Fire Instructor Jason Keyman
  • Captain Jon McPherson
  • Captain Jason Porter
  • Captain Todd Sliger
  • Lieutenant Billy Bean
  • Lieutenant Ryan Bramblett
  • Lieutenant Casey Cannon
  • Lieutenant James Cook
  • Lieutenant Shawn Corrigan
  • Lieutenant Chris Estrada
  • Lieutenant Colin Halligan
  • Lieutenant Jason Kinsey
  • Lieutenant Mathew Lilley
  • Lieutenant Clint Lively
  • Lieutenant Dawson Padgett
  • Lieutenant Chris Roberts
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Drew Allingham
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Howie Barrett
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Anthony DiMercurio
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Tony Harris
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Tony Moore
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Jonathan Phan
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Ruben Ponce
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Nicholas Provost
  • Fire Apparatus Operator John Stancel
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Dylan Stow
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Bradley Williams

Lt. Kevin O’Connell, Volunteer Firefighter Tim Greaves and Volunteer Firefighter Joe McNamara were also recognized for their recent retirements.

“It is truly an honor to be able to recognize our personnel for a job well done,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “I am proud to be able to work beside all of the men and women that serve in the Forsyth County Fire Department, and I appreciate all that they do for our community.”


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