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Front Page - Friday, January 16, 2015

Chattanooga firefighters honored at awards program




Chattanooga firefighters honored their own at an awards program last week at the Fire Training Center on Amnicola Highway. Fire Chief Lamar Flint and Mayor Andy Berke led the program, which honored firefighters who retired or received promotions in 2014.

Firefighters also received awards for their outstanding efforts during two incidents last year. Capt. Ashley May and Lt. Alex Cole were named Firefighters of the Year for saving a man’s life in a duplex fire at 2103 Daisy Street on Aug. 5.

In addition, Lt. Chris LaFerry, Firefighter Engineer Quinton Staton, Firefighter Jon Riley, Firefighter Senior Larry Olivier, Firefighter David Ruffin, and Firefighter Senior Josh Burchard received Heroism Awards for their efforts at a tragic house fire at 220 Houser Street on Nov. 26. Though the two victims – Randall and Candy Lockhart – did not survive, the firefighters put themselves in harm’s way and went to extraordinary efforts to get the victims out of the burning house. Their three children are now living with their grandparents.

Source: Chattanooga Fire Department