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Dawson County Emergency Services Holds Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet
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Ben Adams receives the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year award at the Dawson County Emergency Services annual appreciation and awards banquet on Dec. 2.

Dawson County Emergency Services held its annual appreciation and awards banquet. This year's event was held at the Dawson County Junior High School and was attended by a large number of department members and their families, along with several guests, including members of the board of commissioners.

The Dec. 2 awards program opened by recognizing and highlighting many of this year's accomplishments by the department, followed by a short video featuring a new partnership with the Community Based Instruction Program of Dawson County High School.

The following individuals received service awards:

Firefighter/Paramedic Tim Cameron - 5 years
Firefighter/EMT Matthew Satterfield - 5 years
Firefighter Zack Adams - 5 years
Firefighter/EMT Jeremy Grizzle - 5 years
K9 Handler Teresa Christian - 5 years
Capt. Jeff Bailey - 20 years

The following individuals received awards for their performance and dedication to the department in 2016:

Support Firefighter of the Year - FF/EMR Don Jones
Volunteer Firefighter of the Year - FF/EMT Ben Adams
Career Firefighter of the Year - FF/Paramedic Adam Gilreath
Volunteer Officer of the Year - Lt. John Tarantino
Career Fire Officer of the Year - Lt. James Free
2016 LEGENDS Award - Capt. Denny Blackwell