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Wapello Fire and Rescue Recognizes Members
Thu. Dec 26th 2019

Wapello Fire and Rescue celebrated two service milestones and recognized two of our members for their outstanding achievements during our annual Christmas dinner and training Monday evening. Every year the Fire Chief, First Assistant and Second Assistant choose two members that have made significant contributions to our organization. These members are selected from our roster of active full-time members and the categories are Firefighter of the Year and Emergency Medical Provider of the Year. These selections are not easy ones to make for our chief officers as we have many members that make wonderful contributions. In addition, this year, two of our members celebrated service milestones so they were presented with awards at the dinner.  

Firefighters Todd Earnest and Jerry Yakle both celebrated 30 year service anniversaries in 2019. Each of these members have been integral to the department’s success during their careers and their list of contributions is impressive. Both firefighters remain active with the department after three decades and continue to provide vital service to the community.

The Firefighter of the Year for 2019 is Dustin Edwards. Dustin joined the department in May of 2015 after having served as a Junior Cadet. Dustin has played an active role with the department over the years and performs a lot of the important maintenance and repair activities that help ensure that our equipment is ready to respond to any emergency.

The Emergency Medical Provider of the Year is Todd Earnest. Todd joined our department in 1989. He received Emergency Medical Technician training early in his career and continues to be one of our top members in call attendance. Todd is self-motivated and provides quality patient care. He is hard-working and performs many behind-the-scenes tasks that keep our department running smoothly. Todd also volunteers for Wapello Ambulance. This is the second time Todd has received this award. He was also named EMS Provider of the Year in 2012.

Please join us in congratulating Todd, Jerry and Dustin! Thank you for your service to our community gentlemen.

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