By Paul Schmitt
The Brussels-Union-Gardner (BUG) Fire Department announced award winners last week during their annual Christmas Party. Besides years of service awards that included 30 years by Galen Baudhuin and Dan Vandertie, the department recognized Joshua Kipp with the annual Golden Axe Award that goes to an outstanding firefighter. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says Kipp was well deserving of the award.
Vandertie says the Golden Axe Award goes to a firefighter who has demonstrated outstanding dedication in all aspects of the BUG Fire Department. You can find the listing of firefighters and their years of service recognition below.
Members recognized for their years of service to the BUG Fire
5 years – Jason Sacotte, Greg Jacobson, Mike Hanson, Mike Paye
15 years – Eric Johnson, Jim Kluth Jr.
20 years – Dean Tassoul, Pete Hanson, Bob Massart, Curt Vandertie
30 years – Galen Baudhuin, Dan Vandertie