Firefighter John Leydon Retires after 21 Years with Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
Division Chief Dan Center Retires after 30 Years with Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
At the recent CHFR Board of Commissioners Meeting, February 14, 2013, Nathan Axness (left) and Garrett Lindgren (right) were sworn in as CHFR’s newest Firefighters. Welcome to the family!
Most impressive, were the Years of Service Awards given: Training Officer Leigh Hollins – 35 years, Battalion Chief Sam Collier – 30 years, Battalion Chief Alex Lobeto – 25 years, Captain Mark Bandstra – 25 years, Inspector Diane Chrzanowski – 25 years, Lieutenant Brett Pritchard – 20 years, Administrative Assistant Sharon Parker – 20 years, Firefighter Eddie Anderson – 15 years, Firefighter Mike Sheets – 15 years, Firefighter Ryan French – 10 years, Firefighter Lenny Furst – 10 years, Firefighter Nick Lynch – 5 years and Firefighter James Taylor – 5 years.
At the recent CHFR Board of Commissioners Meeting held January 10, 2013, Fire Chief Randall Stulce (right) presented Lieutenant Nick Herlihy (left) the Phoenix Award for his involvement in the successful recovery of five cardiac patients.
Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue presented its 2012 awards Friday, December 7th at its annual Appreciation Dinner. The following personnel were celebrated:
A Shift Firefighter of the Year – First Class Firefighter John Leydon
B-Shift Firefighter of the Year – First Class Firefighter Andrew Dudley
C-Shift Firefighter of the Year – First Class Firefighter Eddie Anderson
Officer of the Year – Lieutenant Nick Herlihy
Staff Employee of the Year – Bookkeeper Denise McCaughan
Exceptional Duty Award – Division Chief Daniel Center
October 3, 2012, Cedar Hammock Fire crews were dispatched for an overturned crane. This crane boom could not have landed in a better spot: wires to the right and a strip mall far right, to the left a classroom full of students and their teacher. Very close call!