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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Fire Department Honors Fire Officer and Firefighter of the Year


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Fire Department Honors Fire Officer and Firefighter of the Year

A year of accomplishments were recognized during the Springfield Fire Department's Annual Awards Ceremony. During the event, several fire crews were honored for meritorious support of the Department, Fire Life Saves, Medical Life Saves and Special Operations Life Saves.  Captain James A. Frieze IV was named Fire Officer of the Year and Bradley A. Jones received the honor of Firefighter of the Year. 

Also during the ceremony, crews from Truck 10A, Rescue 1A, Rescue 4A, Engine 12A and Water Rescue 8A were recognized for two water rescues in 2016.  The crews from Rescue 1B, Rescue 4B and Engine 6B were honored for a technical rescue on June 15, 2016. And 33 members of the Department were recognized for their support of the Department as educators during Fire Prevention Month.  

Fire Department personnel who have departed service in the past year were also recognized. Several citizens were honored for outstanding contributions including Tim Penn and Thomas Penn, who saved a woman from a burning car on October 7, 2016.  The OTC Simulation Center was also recognized for its support of Departmental training. 

The event took place at the Springfield Art Museum Wednesday evening.

James Frieze, IV

Captain James A. Frieze, IV

Fire Officer of the Year 2016

Bradley Jones

 Bradley A. Jones

Firefighter of the Year 2016

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For more information, contact the Fire Department media line at 874-2301. 

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