On Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department held their 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony. There were about seventy-five or eighty department members, family and friends in attendance.
Some of the award recipients and highlights were:
-Todd Dunfield, Todd Martin, Troy Cox, Rick Trott, Shawn Gallagher and Jairus Baird received a Citation for Bravery Award and Paige Duncan, Edward Medina, Mike Hubartt and Mark Garrett received a Meritorious Service Medal for their actions at a multi-family residential fire located on Sunnyside Drive on January 19 2017.
-Todd Dunfield received his 25 year service award.
-Mike Rotgers was awarded the 2017 Firefighter of The Year Award.
-All attending members were presented a Years of Service Award/Certificate.
-Twenty-nine members were presented a total of 57 Citation for Lifesaving Awards.
Guest Speakers included Supervisor Don Martin, Township Manager Dexter Mitchell and Fire Department Chaplain Ken Smeader.
Other township board members in attendance were: Trustee Steve Leuty, Treasurer Sherine Miller and Trustee Jeremy Hathcock.