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West Florence firefighters presented yearly awards Friday

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The West Florence Fire Department held a banquet ceremony Friday to present firefighters with yearly awards.

  • Firefighter of the year award was presented to Bob Beverage, a U.S. Airforce Veteran who volunteered at the department.
  • Nozzleman of the year award was given to Jermey Miller for exceptional firefighting abilities and great dedication to the department and community. 
  • A lifesaving award was given to battalion Chief Dustin Fails for his actions during a medical call where he initiated CPR on a choking patient at a local Florence restaurant. His efforts resulted in the patient making a full recovery.

Overall the West Florence Fire Department has conducted over 3300 hours of training and has responded to almost 1200 calls in 2015.

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