Photos courtesy City of Lakewood.
The City of Lakewood hosted its annual Award of Valor luncheon on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to recognize the extraordinary efforts of first responders and local residents for their service to the community over the last year.
Congratulations to the following Department personnel that were honored at the event:
Award of Valor — Fire Stations 45, 94, 30, 23
For their response to a residential structure fire on February 9, 2017. Thanks to the quick and decisive actions of the companies assigned to this incident, no life-threatening injuries were sustained and personnel prevented extensive damage to the owner’s classic motorcycle collection stored in the garage.
• Fire Captain Christopher Rascon
• Fire Captain Robert Gates
• Fire Fighter Specialist Carey Eindes
• Fire Fighter Specialist Todd Jamerson
• Fire Fighter John Steindlberger
• Fire Fighter Michael Hancock
• Fire Fighter Nathan Cook
Award of Valor — Fire Stations 94, 45
On the evening of June 5, 2017, Engine 94 arrived on scene of a single-story residential structure fire with smoke and fire showing. While engaged in a aggressive interior fire attack, an unconscious victim was located. Working together in a very hot and dangerous environment, firefighters rendered aid to the victim and removed him from the structure. Despite their heroic efforts, the victim did not survive.
• Fire Captain Kevin Lalor
• Fire Fighter Specialist Steven Glover
• Fire Fighter Paramedic Christopher Barth
• Fire Fighter Paramedic Michael Delelio
• Fire Fighter Paul Wood
Distinguished Service — Captain David Garcia
With 34 years of fire service, Captain Garcia has served as a Fire Fighter, Paramedic, Fire Fighter Specialist, and now as a Fire Captain. Captain Garcia is assigned to Fire Station 122 in the City of Lakewood where he is actively engaged in providing residents and business owners with Community Emergency Response Team training.
As one of the keynote speakers, Chief Osby expressed his thanks to Mayor DuBois and Lakewood City Council members for hosting this annual award luncheon to honor the City’s heroes. To all the honorees, Chief Osby thanked and commended each of them for their tremendous acts and dedicated service.