The annual event is an opportunity for the community, colleagues, families, and officials to honor first responders from the various public safety agencies that serve Montgomery County.
This year MCFRS had several outstanding individuals recognized for efforts in emergent situations as well as recognition for life long service. Those that received recognition were:
Chief Leslie B. Thompson Community Service Award: Awarded to Fire and Rescue Chief John W. Hartley, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, for his lifelong devotion to the fire and rescue community over the past 66 years.
Bronze Medal: Ocean City Water Rescue - Awarded to Master Fire Fighter/Rescuer Timothy Beatty of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.
Honorable Mention: Collision on I-495 Split at I-270 - Fire Fighter Rescuer III Meghan Quinn and Fire Fighter Rescuer II Wyatt Smith of the Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Department.
To get further information on how each individual earned their award, please go here:
Below are some photos from the event courtesy of Ed Tenney, MCVFRA Photographer.