Division of Fire Awards

EMS Person of the Year 2017

 Jason Lawler

Firefighter/EMT Jason Lawler has been with the Division of Fire since 2009, first as a paid-on call member and now as a part-time shift person. Firefighter Lawler is assigned to Fire Station 1 on first platoon. A peer that nominated Firefighter Lawler wrote: “I would like to nominate EMT Lawler as the EMS Person of the Year. Jason is one of the most skilled and knowledgably EMT’s I have ever worked with. I have learned a great deal from EMT Lawler, my knowledge both on the medic and on the ladder have increased immensely since joining the Division of Fire back in March. Jason has gone “above and beyond” the typical crew member to ensure that Candidates get the training they need to be successful on the crew. EMT Lawler is friendly and compassionate to our patients and he works very hard to shine a positive light on the Division of Fire both on and off duty.”

 Firefighter Lawler, has taken on additional responsibilities on his shift, Firefighter Lawler helps to maintain the Division of Fire EMS bikes and the fire station pantry program. This is Firefighter Lawler’s second time receiving the Division of Fire’s EMS Person of the Year honors.

Firefighter of the Year 2017

Anthony Miller 

Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Miller began his career with the Division of Fire as a paid-on call/part-time firefighter/EMT in 2008. In 2010, Firefighter Miller was hired as a career firefighter/paramedic/inspector. Firefighter Miller is assigned to Fire Station 2, on third platoon. Firefighter Miller assists in the coordination of the Division of Fire’s fire training and special operations (technical rescue) training programs.

Firefighter Miller’s Captain wrote in his nomination: “During the past several years, Firefighter Miller has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and an unwavering positive attitude toward both fellow firefighters, supervisors, and citizens in the community. Firefighter Miller has been called upon numerous times to “go above and beyond” his normal duty assignments. Firefighter Miller’s efforts, energy, and expertise have increased the Division of Fire’s overall capabilities. Exemplifying selflessness and a caring image that the public associates with members of the fire service, He is a highly valued member of the department and is certainly a strong and obvious candidate to consider as our Firefighter of the Year”. 

Firefighter Miller has been recognized as the Division of Fire’s EMS person of the year in 2010, the Division of Fire’s Firefighter of the Year in 2012, and a member of the Montgomery County Fire Chief’s County Firefighting Crew of the Year in 2012, for his crews “first due” actions during their response to the 2012 Halloween F1 tornado that struck Vandalia.

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