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Date: April 6, 2022
Information Release – PFPD Firefighter Appreciation Awards
Pagosa Fire Protection District is comprised of paid staff and volunteers who serve our community. To show appreciation for each member’s dedication, members vote annually for their peers to determine who receive recognition. This year, the following firefighters received the honor of being selected by their peers to receive awards.
Firefighter of the Year – Sarah Wirth
Rookie of the Year – Taylor Banks
Lifetime Achievement Award – Captain Marvin Johnson
PFPD honors the tradition of comradery by issuing challenge coins to firefighters after their first year with the department. The following firefighters received their coin this year:
• Taylor Banks
• Mikaela Boehmer
• Richard Brennan
• Jason Cox
• Dawson McClure
• Scott Miller
• Jason Packer
• Josh Sanders
• Kiera Su
• Eddie Tobin
• Ricky White
Service pins are given to recognize every five years of service. The following firefighters received service pins:
• Jeremy Taylor – 5 years
• Daniel Cabrera – 5 years
• Will Clark – 15 years
• Sylvia Thompson – 15 years
• Megan Jackson – 20 years
Pagosa Fire Protection District, through its members, is devoted and committed to our community. The pride for the department and its community members shows, not only when a call for assistance goes out, but is a constant, never failing those who need it.
Submitted by: Pagosa Fire Protection District Public Information Division
Approved: Randy Larson, Fire Chief