The Zionsville Fire Dept. presented the ZFD Firefighter’s Awards Program April 16 to recognize several of its members for achievements in the past year.
Award winners are:
- Jeremy Anker, Probationary Firefighter of the Year
- Ben Shircliff, EMT of the Year
- Tre Schmitt, Paramedic of the Year
- Benji Johnson, Cody Richardson Memorial Firefighter of the Year
Firefighter/EMT Cody Seymour received the Zionsville Professional Firefighters Leadership Award for leadership and integrity.
A Unit Commendation was awarded to a team of individuals that responded to a vehicle accident with multiple patients. Because of the responders’ swift actions and working with skill in their actions as a team, the accident survivors were met with a favorable outcome.
The responders recognized are:
- Firefighter/paramedic Tad Henderson
- Firefighter John Ball
- Firefighter Benji Johnson
- Firefighter/paramedic Joey Goltz
- Firefighter/paramedic Justin Spivey
- Firefighter Sam Alley
- Engineer Ryan Luttrull
- Firefighter Nathan Oakes
- Capt. Brian Miller
- Firefighter Dustin Campins
- Firefighter Matt Mellencamp
- Battalion Chief Lance Turner
ZFD Chief James VanGorder recognized Lt. Jeff Beam as the first full-time member to retire from the department.