Volunteers honored at Valdez Fire Department award banquet

  • Source: KVAK 1230-AM & 93.3-FM
  • Published: 03/12/2018 10:08 AM

During the annual Valdez Fire Department awards banquet in February, Firefighter Erick Garcia was named 2017 Firefighter of the Year and Emergency Medical Technician Grace Huhndorf was named 2017 EMT of the Year. Both personnel serve as volunteers with the department. Firefighter Erick Garcia was recognized for his positive attitude, work ethic, and commitment to skill development and professional education. After receiving his Firefighter I certification, Garcia immediately began working on his EMT 1 certification so he could contribute even more to the department and the safety of the Valdez community. Garcia also used personal leave from his full-time job to attend the Alaska Fire Training Conference in Sitka. In addition to his outstanding commitment to training and professional skill development, Garcia responded to 47 calls for service in 2017.


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