Fire Dept. honors and promotes personnel at annual award ceremony

Press Release



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – In a ceremony held Saturday, Nov. 20, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented various awards and promoted 34 personnel during the department’s annual recognition ceremony. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at North Forsyth High School.

Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony. Life-Saved Awards were presented to Fire Department personnel in recognition of their outstanding actions when a lifethreatening situation occurred. Other awards included Unit Citation and Central EMS Employee Awards.

In the promotional portion of the event, 34 members of the department were formally promoted to their new positions of battalion chief, captain, lieutenant or fire apparatus operator.

Below are the names of all that received promotions along with their new title.

Battalion Chief Jay Davis Captain/Fire Instructor Sam Adams

Captain Josh Brown

Captain Brian DeStefano

Captain Amanda Gardner

Captain Brian Gary

Captain Jarrett Jenkins

Captain/Fire Instructor Jason Keyman

Captain Jon McPherson

Captain Jason Porter

Captain Todd Sliger

Lieutenant Billy Bean

Lieutenant Ryan Bramblett

Lieutenant Casey Cannon

Lieutenant James Cook

Lieutenant Shawn Corrigan

Lieutenant Chris Estrada

Lieutenant Colin Halligan

Lieutenant Jason Kinsey

Lieutenant Mathew Lilley

Lieutenant Clint Lively

Lieutenant Dawson Padgett

Lieutenant Chris Robert

Fire Apparatus Operator Drew Allingham

Fire Apparatus Operator Howie Barrett

Fire Apparatus Operator Anthony DiMercurio

Fire Apparatus Operator Tony Harris

Fire Apparatus Operator Tony Moore

Fire Apparatus Operator Jonathan Phan

Fire Apparatus Operator Ruben Ponce

Fire Apparatus Operator Nicholas Provost

Fire Apparatus Operator John Stancel

Fire Apparatus Operator Dylan Stow

Fire Apparatus Operator Bradley Williams

Lt. Kevin O’Connell,

Volunteer Firefighter Tim Greaves and Volunteer Firefighter Joe McNamara were also recognized for their recent retirements. “It is truly an honor to be able to recognize our personnel for a job well done,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “I am proud to be able to work beside all of the men and women that serve in the Forsyth County Fire Department, and I appreciate all that they do for our community.”

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