Whidbey honors its first responders
South Whidbey fire Capt. Jim Towers (center) was presented the Carl Simmons Officers' Choice Award by Chief Rusty Palmer (left) and fire Commissioner Kenon Simmons (right) at the South Whidbey Fire/EMS awards banquet.
Photo courtesy South Whidbey Fire/EMS
The South Whidbey Fire/EMS awards banquet was held March 9 in Freeland.
State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy also attended.
Award recipients included fire Capt. Jim Towers, who was given the Carl Simmons Officers' Choice Award, which was named after his father.
Firefighter of the year was Gary Guernsey. Robert Frey won an award related to his technical rescue and marine rescue skills.
For more information about the awards or about volunteering, call 360-321-1533 or go to South Whidbey Fire/EMS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SWFireEMS.
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