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Newton Fire/EMS plans awards reception

Post Date:03/28/2017 4:11 PM

Newton Fire/EMS staff invite the public to attend as they honor co-workers who have performed outstanding service in the past year to the community and the department.

The awards reception will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at Station 3, 2520 S. Kansas Ave. The event was developed as a means of honoring individuals who perform above and beyond the call of duty.

Captain Leroy Dyck and retired Chief Mark Willis will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Firefighter/EMT Zac Lujano and Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Finley will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Deputy Chief Steve Roberson, Lieutenant Joe Martin, Firefighter/EMT Garret McKinney, Firefighter/Paramedic Duane Helms, Firefighter/Paramedic Drew Couey, Firefighter/EMT Bryce Roth, and Emergency Room staff from Newton Medical Center will receive the Lifesaver Award for their work in resuscitating a young woman from clinical death and returning her to her family.