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Commendations

Life Saving Award - July 2015

Life Saving Award - July 2015On July 6th, 2015 at the Fire Merit Commission meeting, Chief Novak of the Michigan City Fire Department recognized the following individuals, Captain Robert Steinborn, Driver Operator Barrett Taylor, Firefighter Shannon Borders and Firefighter Brock Kohler for their Life Saving efforts of a female victim trapped in a structure fire. It is because of their efforts, without hesitation, that they were able to sustain life and are being awarded the “Michigan City Fire Department Life Saving Award”. Chief Novak also recognized LaPorte County EMS Paramedic Wayne Vanbevern and EMT Grant Hensley with the “Fire Chief’s special recognition award”.

On June 1st, 2015, the Michigan City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, Captain Robert Steinborn, Driver Operator Barrett Taylor, Firefighter Shannon Borders and Firefighter Brock Kohler were met with fire conditions. Captain Steinborn led his crew to the rear of the structure, forced entry and found a female victim lying on the floor. Fire personnel immediately removed the victim and transferred care to LaPorte County EMS. LaPorte County EMS Paramedic Wayne Vanbevern and EMT Grant Hunsley assumed care of the victim. The victim was flown to an advanced care provider in Fort Wayne, IN. Due to the swift actions taken by Fire and EMS personnel, the victim was down-graded and is rehabbing in a local facility.

Pictured in photo, left to right, Paramedic Wayne Hunsley, EMT Grant Van Beveren, Captain Robert Steinborn, Driver Operator Barrett Taylor, Firefighter Shannon Borders and Firefighter Brock Kohler.

 


Special recognition of Rob Quinn from LaPorte County EMS Commendations presented to Operator Harry Hoffmaster, Firefighter Javan Lee, Firefighter Larry Butcher, and Captain Joe Wray Commendation awards for Jeff Bruder and Andrew Belue
Special recognition of Rob Quinn from LaPorte County EMS Commendations presented to Operator Harry Hoffmaster, Firefighter Javan Lee, Firefighter Larry Butcher, and Captain Joe Wray Commendation awards for Jeff Bruder and Andrew Belue

Retirements

Capt. Faucher, Chief Martin, Capt. Williams and Oper. Wallen Capt. Faucher Capt. Faucher, Capt. Williams and Oper. Wallen
Capt. Faucher, Chief Martin, Capt. Williams and Oper. Wallen Capt. Faucher Capt. Faucher, Capt. Williams and Oper. Wallen
Capt. Williams Capt. Williams and Chief Martin Operator Wallen
Capt. Williams Capt. Williams and Chief Martin Operator Wallen