Glassy Mountain FD honors firefighters

By Sharyn Arnold, Contributor:

LANDRUM, S.C. — Glassy Mountain Fire Department honored its firefighters during its Annual Christmas and Awards Banquet in December.

Firefighter Zachary Coates (Travelers Rest) was named Cadet of the Year; firefighter Donald Blanchard (Greer) was named Rookie of the Year; firefighter Hunter Ward (Travelers Rest) was named Volunteer of the Year; engineer/paramedic Donald Jeffers (Easley) was named Career Firefighter of the Year; Sergeant Shawn Jenkins (Travelers Rest) was named Officer of the Year and firefighter/support Max Heim (Landrum) received the Fire Chief’s Award.

Merit Awards were presented to Sergeant Shawn Jenkins (Travelers Rest) for Most Alarm Responses; Firefighter John Roggy (Travelers Rest) for Most In-house POC with 1,932 hours; Sergeant Branson Bowns (Travelers Rest) for Most At-home POC with 1,572 hours; engineer/paramedic Don Jeffers for Most Career Staff Training Hours Completed and Sergeant Shawn Jenkins for Most Volunteer Training Hours Completed.

Length of Service Awards were presented to firefighter/support Max Heim for 25 years; Support Member Christine “Renae” Sprouse (Flat Rock, N.C.) for five years and firefighter Matthew Dowgos for five years.

The Team Award was presented to the 27 members that responded to a structure fire on Raven Road, July 2016.

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