Fire personnel honored at awards banquet

Fire personnel honored at awards banquet

WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - On Friday, the Fire Protection District Number 1 of West Feliciana Parish held its annual awards banquet to honor firefighters and other that contributed to the safety of West Feliciana Parish.

Fire Chief James Woods thanked everyone who contributed to the safety of West Feliciana citizens and presented various awards throughout the night.

These awards ranged from the Outstanding Fire Station of 2014 and Recruit of the year, to awards like The Star of Life award. This is a special award which goes to individuals who performed a rescue or otherwise saved the life of a person whose death was imminent. This award went to Captain Casey Phenald, Firefighter Robert Hines, Captain Jim Weller and Firefighter Payton Richardson who all helped to save a person's life in 2014.

Another special award was the Dedication and Sacrifice Award, which goes to someone who sustained a serious injury in the line of duty to protect the citizens of West Feliciana. The award went to Firefighter Joe Morgan and LT Chris McCartey for injuries they sustained in 2014 and Captain Jim Weller for a previous significant injury.

Near the end of the ceremony, Chief Wood promoted Robert Hines to Fire Captain, James Dutsch to District Chief, and Bonnie Hines to District Chief.

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