Firefighters, EMTs honored

Published 6:23 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Two banquets held over the weekend honored representatives of area fire and rescue departments.

Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department, which held its banquet and award ceremony Sunday, awarded plaques to Moe Lesueur, Lee Shepherd and Randy Lesueur, who had been with the fire department for 25 years.

“Thank you for your continued service,” officials of the fire department cited in a social media post.

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Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue held its banquet and award ceremony Saturday.

The banquet, Meherrin Fire & Rescue officials said in a social media post, marked the department’s 65th year of fire service and 20th year of (Emergency Medical Services) EMS service.

Rep. Denver Riggleman with the 5th Congressional District spoke during the banquet.

Firefighters and EMS workers were awarded for their response during and following Hurricane Michael.

According to Meherrin Fire & Rescue officials, Trey Pyle won an award for outstanding service, J.R. Newman won the J.T. Newman Training Award. Newman also won firefighter of the year. Sally Pyle won Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the year.