For those of you unable to make the IFD Recognition Ceremony tonight congratulations to ALL the honorees for their outstanding work in 2019. Incidents included 7 Fire Rescues, 1 Confined Space Rescue, 3 Extrication Rescue and 7 EMS Rescues, recognized for their outstanding contributions for their role during an incident. In addition to over 794 working structure fires in 2019, IFD firefighters responded to and mitigated thousands of incidents that reflected the power of teamwork, the importance of training and the ability to maintain composure under extreme stress.
You should be proud.
Highlights from the evening included reuniting 11 year old Haley McKinney with the dispatcher that helped her – save her mother, the presentation of Medals of Merit to 6 firefighters who entered a gravel silo during the rescue of Billy Joe Walls at Milestone Contractors on March 26th (Dave O’Connor, Bill Zimmerman, Marty Roberts, Nick Goldsmith, Don Younger & Tim Zike) and the presentation of the IFD Medal of Valor to firefighter Adam Gaudin who effected a life-saving rescue during a fire at 31 Bankers Lane on November 23rd.
Chosen by their peers, the winners of the 2019 IFD Peer Leadership are:
A Shift: Lt. Brent Morris B Shift: Lieutenant Tim Eischen C Shift: Private Jeff Helms
IFD EMS Battalion Chief Dave Kelley & EMS Captain Jeff Quinn were given the prestigious Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Service Award, presented by the Editor of Fire Engineering Magazine/FDIC International/Clarion Events Group, retired Chief Robert Halton.
Civilians honored by IFD included Dane Nutty, Chrissy Wurster, Nick Ball, Dave Dicken, Rodger Birchfield, Kay Richardson, Kris Mayfield, Betty Sanders, Candy Jones and Joan Pyles.
Please make sure you take a look at the following video’s produced by Joel Harsin.
2019 IFD Year in Review – IFD 2019 Year in Review
2019 In Memoriam – IFD 2019 In Memoriam
2019 IFD Retirees Video – IFD 2019 Retirees Video
Rita L Reith, MPIO
Battalion Chief – Media Relations
Indianapolis Fire Department
955 Ft. Wayne Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202