11th Annual Badge and Recognition Ceremony

On October 16, 2010 our department held our 11th Annual

Badge and Recognition Ceremony in the auditorium at

Hendersonville High School.

      

 

   

Chief Steele opened the program.

Department Chaplain Dennis Allen led the assembly in prayer.   

Hendersonville Fire Department Honor Guard posted the colors.

   

   

   

Volunteer Firefighter Barry Lee was honored for 30

years of service with our department.

   

Several individuals were recognized for 25 years of service.

Left to right:  Captain/Chaplain Dennis Allen,

Captain Clyde Chambers and Senior Firefighter Gerry Goacher.

Left to Right:  Captain Tony Janco, Senior Firefighter Tim Lovell,

Senior Firefighter Ronnie Dowell, Division Chief Ray McLaughlin

and Fire Inspector Chuck Swann

(not pictured:  Captain John Schoonmaker)

The following promotions were recognized:

Division Chief Gary Parker was promoted to Deputy Chief

   

Gary's badge was pinned on by his wife and 2 grandsons

Captain Ray McLaughlin was promoted to Division Chief

Ray's badge was pinned on by his wife

   

His white helmet was presented by Chief Steele.

Senior Firefighters Jamie Cossler and Kevin Paseur

were promoted to Captain

Badges were pinned on by family members.

   

Firefighters Troy Bishop, Adam Hatela and Jeff Webb

were promoted to Senior Firefighter.

Left to Right:  Webb, Hatela and Bishop

   

Their Senior Firefighter pins were presented by family members.

Rookie Firefighters Chase Judkins and Joey Kinsler

received their badges and helmets.

Taking their Firefighter Oath........

Their firefighter badges were pinned on by members of their family.

Chief Steele relates the history of the Leather New Yorker helmet. 

It has become a tradition in our department to present

rookie firefighters with their Yorker helmet when they

complete their probationary period and receive their badge.

   

Closing remarks by Chief Steele.

Group Pictures.......

Chief Jamie H. Steele and Deputy Chief Gary Parker

Employees Celebrating 25 Years of Service

(pictured with Chief Steele and Deputy Chief Parker)

L to R:  Chuck Swann, Ronnie Dowell, Tony Janco,

Clyde Chambers, Chief Steele, Deputy Chief Parker,

Ray McLaughlin, Gerry Goacher and Tim Lovell

(not pictured:  Dennis Allen and John Schoonmaker)

Barry Lee with Chief Steele and Deputy Chief Parker

Chief Steele, Division Chief Ray McLaughlin and Deputy Chief Parker

Chief Steele, Captain Kevin Paseur, Captain Jamie Cossler

and Deputy Chief Parker

Chief Steele, Senior Firefighter Troy Bishop,

Senior Firefighter Jeff Webb, Senior Firefighter Adam Hatela

and Deputy Chief Parker

Chief Steele, Firefighter Joey Kinsler, Firefighter Chase Judkins

and Deputy Chief Parker

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