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Forsyth County Fire Department Promotes And Provides Awards To Personnel During Annual Ceremony

In a ceremony held Saturday, March 11, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented various awards and promoted 25 personnel during the department’s annual recognition ceremony. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at Local Church Forsyth. Photos from the event can be found on the Fire Department Facebook page and by clicking here.

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. Unit Citation Awards were also given to personnel as well as a recognition for the recent Don Hendricks award given to the Fire Department during Forsyth County Schools’ Teacher of the Year ceremony.

In the promotional portion of the event, 25 members of the department were formally promoted to their new positions of battalion chief, captain, lieutenant, fire apparatus operator, senior fire inspector or senior fire prevention training officer. Below are the names of all that received promotions along with their new title.

  • Battalion Chief Randall Todd Sliger
  • Captain Jeremiah Anderson
  • Captain Shane Lively
  • Lieutenant Drew Allingham
  • Lieutenant Howie Barrett
  • Lieutenant Johnny Capps
  • Lieutenant Michael Cody
  • Lieutenant Clark Coleman
  • Lieutenant Anthony DiMercurio
  • Lieutenant Matthew Johnson
  • Lieutenant Justin Rogers
  • Lieutenant Miguel Salazar
  • Lieutenant Marlin Thompson
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Jonathan Arendt
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Joseph Clark
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Dan Clausen
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Alex Goebel
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Donald Holtfreter
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Kyle Horton
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Bobby Hughes
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Dustin Jurceka
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Nick Kitchen
  • Fire Apparatus Operator Tony Monk
  • Senior Fire Inspector Chantz Adams
  • Senior Fire Prevention Training Officer Erin Long

“It is always a special honor to recognize our personnel who have reached levels of achievement in their career,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “I am proud to work beside all of the men and women that serve in the Forsyth County Fire Department; their service and dedication have my highest appreciation.”

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