By Tim Kowols
Firefighters across the generations were honored this weekend in Sister Bay as the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department held its Christmas and Wives/Husbands Appreciation Party. Two of the honorees represent the third generation of their families to serve for the department with Mitch Olson Jr. earning the Chief’s Choice Award and Captain Kurt Knudson, who is retiring after 39 years. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht says the event not only thanks those who serve the community with the department but also recognizes the tradition it creates.
Other award recipients on the evening include Amanda Larson and Judy Brayton the as the First Responders of the Year, Captain James Voeks as Firefighter of the Year, and seven other individuals received Community Service Awards for training over 600 people in CPR. Firefighters and first responders were also recognized for their achievements in training and length of service.
CHIEF HECHT COMMENTS ON AWARD WINNERS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNITION
Pictures courtesy of Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department Facebook page.