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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Fire Department celebrates 2020 achievements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Because of restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Springfield Fire Department Awards Ceremony was postponed. In June, Fire Chief David Pennington recognized SFD firefighters and officers for their heroic actions, achievements and contributions in 2020.

“One of the best things about being Fire Chief is the opportunity to celebrate and recognize our firefighters for their amazing work and efforts to keep Springfield safe," Pennington said. 

2020 department award recipients include: 

Fire Officer of the Year

Fire Captain Darin Miller

Darin Miller


Firefighter of the Year

Rescue Specialist Drew Rues

Drew Rues


Fire Chiefs Award for Excellence

Fire Captain Thomas Shaw
Thomas Shaw


Fire Educator of the Year

Rescue Specialist Geoff Hammer 

Geoff Hammer


Fire Instructor of the Year

Fire Captain Thomas Shaw

Thomas Shaw

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Media Inquiries may be directed to Interim Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Trogdon at 417-874-2300.

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