Heroes Honored at West Sacramento Fire Department Awards Ceremony

Members of the West Sacramento Fire Department gathered Monday night to honor the outstanding efforts by emergency services personnel and community partners from the past year.

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FireFighter of the year Jeff Bohnet, EMT of the year Mark Hull, Certificate of Community Service Mark Hull, Company Citation for Life-Saving Efforts- Captain Bohnet, Engineer Dries & Firefighter Mahoney, Outstanding Service & Achievement Award – Firefighter Sayer Morgan, and Commendation for Outstanding Effort (Citizens/AMR):

Citizens:
Dan Powell (Sgt at Davis PD)
Jenilee Larsen
Devyn Hotho
Yesabel Perza
Jeremy Fristoe (Yolo Correctional Officer)

AMR:
Paramedic Blythe Clark
EMT Ben Klein

On December 18, 2015 fire crews were dispatched to a single vehicle accident, on fire, with an unconscious person trapped in the driver’s seat. Firefighter Mahoney and Engineer Dries began extinguishing the fire while Captain Bohnet broke out the passenger window, entered the vehicle and removed the seat belt. Engineer Dries assisted Captain Bohnet with removal of the driver through the passenger window and placed him into the care of AMR.

Photo taken by Jose Luis Villegas from The Sacramento Bee

Photo taken by Jose Luis Villegas from The Sacramento Bee

Lindsay Dyer, secretary with the WSFD spoke about a life threatening incident that happened to her last year and the lifesaving efforts performed by bystanders, WSFD, AMR, and hospital staff to help save her life. This story was featured in the Sacramento Bee, click here to read more.

Special recognition was also given to the West Sacramento Fire Department for receiving a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office. This national award honors fire departments for operating excellence, 9-1-1 communications, and water supply system readiness.


Honored Guests in Attendance:

City Manager, Martin Tuttle
City Council, Babs Sandeen
Assistant City Manager, Amanda Berlin
Director of Administrative Services, Phil Wright
Parks and Recreation Director, Cindy Tuttle
Retired Sac Metro Fire Chief, Rick Martinez
Woodland Fire Chief, Rebecca Ramirez

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