Firefighter of the Month: November 2018

Every month we recognize one of our members who has gone the extra mile, given some of their time to help other members, or used their talents to make Howe Springs better. This month, we wanted to take that recognition leaps and bounds further, to recognize two people who went the final mile, gave up all of their time, and used every talent they had to make Florence County better. Florence City Police Sergeant Terrence Carraway and Florence County Deputy Investigator Farrah Turner will always be our heroes. These two, are our “Firefighters of the Month” for November 2018 because regardless if you work under the blue line or the red line, we are all brothers and sisters working together toward a common goal to make our community a better place. Sergeant Carraway and Investigator Turner paid the ultimate sacrifice, making Florence a better place. For that, we will always be grateful to them and the many others that are still working to make Florence a better place.

Firefighter of the Month: October 2018

Congratulations to Lt. Tyler Urquhart for being selected Firefighter of the Month for October 2018! Lt. Urquhart joined the fire service ten years ago as a junior member and has been a valuable asset to Howe Springs and Florence County every since that day. He joined the fire service under the leadership of his father who was the Fire Chief at the time. His love and dedication for helping people in his community has only grown since his early days in the service. Lt. Urquhart was chosen as Firefighter of the Month for his outstanding dedication to the community, devoting numerous hours and skills to help with special projects around the station, and being a top responder this quarter. He just completed the Fire Instructor 1 course and continually advancing his knowledge and skills. Lt. Urquhart currently assigned to Station 3 in the Cussac’s community. He works full time as a deputy with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office where he has been awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions while on duty. Congratulations again to Lt. Urquhart for being selected Firefighter of the Month, we and the citizens of Howe Springs Fire Rescue are fortunate to have you as a member.

Firefighter of the Month: September 2018

Congratulations to Firefighter Ted Sieban on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for September 2018! Ted is a third generation firefighter and got involved in the fire service in 2012 while living in New York. He joined us a year ago and has been a great asset to the department and the citizens of Howe Springs. Ted is constantly training, participating in events around the department, and running calls. He is a member of the Technical Rescue Team and is working on obtaining his Senior Firefighter status. When asked what he enjoys most about the fire service he stated that there is always something different going on and it is a good adrenaline rush. Ted is a member of Station 5 in the Florence area. Thank you Ted for all of your hard work and dedication to Howe Springs and the citizens we serve.

Firefighter of the Month: August 2018

Congratulations to Lt. Hunter Martin on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for August 2018! Lt. Martin joined as a junior and has accumulated almost ten years of service with Howe Springs. He always been interested in the fire service and joined as a way to help his community. Lt. Martin was selected because of his dedication to the department in several areas. He is a top responder, a member of the extrication team, he is always assisting with training new members, taking classes himself,  spending a lot of his free time at the station promoting good moral and spreading a positive attitude. Lt. Martin is currently taking Instructor 1 and will take Fire Officer 2 in October. He is the lieutenant over Station 5 and lives in the Florence area. His full time career is being a Trooper for the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Thank you Lt. Martin for your dedication to Howe Springs and the citizens we serve. We look forward to what the future holds.

Firefighter of the Month: July 2018

Congratulations to Firefighter Brandon Yeargin for being selected as Firefighter of the Month for July 2018! Brandon has been a member of Howe Springs for over two years now and is grown to be an outstanding member. He joined the department because he looked up to several members and wanted a new experience where he could help people in the community. Since becoming a member Brandon has been able to obtain his Fire Fighter 2 certification, Emergency Medical Responder certification, and is a member of the Technical Rescue Team. He was chosen as Firefighter of the Month because he has been very active around the station; whether it’s cleaning, attending public relations events, or being top responder, we can count on Brandon to do his best and help the community anyway he can. He currently is a member of Station 2 in the Evergreen community and plans to attend Coastal Carolina University this Fall. Thank you Brandon for all of your hard work and dedication to Howe Springs and the community!

Firefighter of the Month: June 2018

Congratulations to Firefighter Chris DuBose on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for June 2018! Chris is one of our long time faithful members who enjoys being in the fire service to help people in need. He joined the fire service in Pennsylvania at the young age of sixteen and has accumulated a total of thirty years of service. Chris was selected as Firefighter of the Month because of his dedication to Howe Springs and its citizens. He is always asking Chief what he can to do help around the station and runs as many calls as his busy life will allow. Chris lives in the Florence area with his wife Lisa as a member of Station 1. Thank you, Chris, for all of your hard work and dedication to the citizens of Howe Springs Fire Rescue. We look forward to having you serve along side us for many more years.

Firefighter of the Month: May 2018

Congratulations to Firefighter Cameron Rainey on being selected as our Firefighter of the Month for May 2018! Cameron wanted to join the fire department ever since he was a young boy, and he was able to do just that four years ago. He joined Howe Springs as a junior member and now has his Firefighter 1 certification as well as his Emergency Medical Responder certification. Since becoming a full member just a few short months ago, Cameron has been using a lot of his free to help around the station with whatever is needed. When asked what he likes the most about the fire service, Cameron responded “helping people and the close bond between all of the firefighters.” Cameron is a recent graduate of South Florence High School and plans to study Electrical Engineering. He currently a member of Station 1 in the Florence area. Thanks for all you do for Howe Springs and we look forward to many more years to come!

Firefighter of the Month: April 2018

Congratulations to the Firefighter of the Month for April 2018, Mr. Ted Owens. A little less than a year ago, Ted was transferred to Florence as Koppers Plant Manager. He quickly joined us here at Howe Springs and hasn’t slowed down. Ted has 20 years in the fire service and his experience ranges from being the grunt on the fireground to District Chief when he was a member at Saint Bethlehem Fire Department. He was also able to gain experience as a member of a dive team and search and rescue team. For only being with Howe Springs a short time, Ted has already made an impact and we are glad he joined us. Ted became interested in the fire service as a kid when he would see his family members volunteering and of course the fire trucks helped too. Ted lives in the Claussen community and is a member of Station 4. Thank you for being such a great resource for Howe Springs and our community, we look forward to many more years.

Firefighter of the Month: March 2018

Congratulations to Mrs. Amber Jones on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for March 2018! Amber has only been with the department for a little over a year, but her enthusiasm and dedication to the department and citizens of Howe Springs shows. I spoke with her Lieutenant over Station 6 and he stated that the Amber is always willing to help with whatever is needed around the station; everything from checking off trucks to keeping the station clean. It is great to have members that are passionate about the fire service. Amber has started the basic courses of firefighting and has already attained one of the driving certifications, EVDT. She lives in Meadow Prong Community as a member of Station 6, and currently works as a Florence County Deputy. Thank you Amber for your hard work and dedication to the citizens of Howe Springs!

Firefighter of the Month: February 2018

Congratulations to Captain Joey Prosser on being selected Firefighter of the Month for February 2018! Captain Prosser has been with Howe Springs for three years and in the fire service for over thirty years total. He joined South Lynches Fire Department at the young age of just fifteen. Captain Prosser works full time with the City of Florence Fire Department and serves as a Captain at Station 5 their as well. His passion for the fire services is still as strong as when we first joined. He currently serves on our Board of  Directors, is the team leader for our Technical Rescue Team, and helps out part time in the training division. Captain Prosser is a great asset to the citizens of Howe Springs as the Captain over Station 5 located in the Florence area on Irby St. Thank you for your dedication to Howe Springs and we look forward to what the future holds.

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