Firefighter of the Month: June 2017

Congratulations to Firefighter Hunter Stark on being selected Firefighter of the Month for June 2017! Hunter joined the department as a junior at the young age of just fourteen. Even though the State won’t allow you to take classes until you are sixteen years old, Hunter has still managed to obtain several intense and exhaustive firefighting classes. Taking classes such as 1152, Auto Extrication, and even a portion of the driving series shows that Hunter is dedicated to the fire service. He is a recent graduate of South Florence High School and works for Noble Resources Corporation. Hunter is a live in at Station 3 in the Cussacs community. Thank you, Hunter, for being so dedicated to the citizens of Howe Springs! It is a privilege to have you as a member.

Firefighter of the Month: April 2017

Congratulations to Lieutenant Michael Belflower on being selected Firefighter of the Month for April 2017! Lt. Belflower has served with Howe Springs for 12 years and is a valuable asset to us. He is full time Fire Engineer for the City of Columbia South Carolina and has achieved certifications for Fire Officer 1 and Haz-mat Tech. He is also currently on the Technical Rescue Team. Lt. Belflower covered the Evergreen community for period of time, but now lives in the Florence area as a member of Station 1. He is consistently one of our top responders and is always willing to help others further there knowledge of the fire service. Thank you, Lt. Belflower, for being so dedicated to the citizens of Howe Springs! It is a privilege to have you as a member.

Firefighter of the Month: March 2017

Congratulations to Firefighter Riley Prosser on being awarded Firefighter of the Month for March! He has been involved with the fire service his entire life; watching his father fill the role of a firefighter in Johnsonville inspired Riley to join the fire service at the age of 15. Once he graduated high school Riley moved to the Florence area and joined us here at Howe Springs. Riley has completed classes to meet the Firefighter 2 certification and is a member of the Technical Rescue Team. Having just turned twenty one, he is already diligently training to become a driver. His other accomplishments include helping us with grant writing and assisting with medical training and supplies. Riley lives close to Florence and is a member of Station 5. He currently works full time at West Florence Fire District. We congratulate you Riley and are glad to have you as a member of Howe Springs.

Firefighter of the Month: February 2017

Congratulations to Firefighter Ryder Jones on being selected Firefighter of the Month for February 2017! Ryder’s hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated. He has been with Howe Springs for three years and is continually gaining experience by taking classes and consistently being one of our top responders. Ryder also works for the Darlington Drag Strip as an emergency responder. When asked why he joined the fire service, Ryder responded, “I fell in love with being a firefighter, there is no greater feeling than knowing that I have the skills and training to help others.” He lives in the Meadow Prong community as a member of Station 6. Thank you for all you do Ryder!

Firefighter of the Month: December 2016

H42We would like to congratulate Captain Aaron Mobley on being awarded Firefighter of the Month! He has been in the service for over 20 years and has spent over 15 years of that with Howe Springs. Capt. Mobley has served in various roles throughout his career holding positions such as Haz-Mat Technician to Engineer to SWAT medic. And he currently serves as our Fire Marshal where he has gained certifications such as ICC Certified Fire Inspector and Certified Resident State Fire Marshal. Capt. Mobley also serves the Claussen area as Captain over Station 4. We appreciate all that he does for Howe Springs and look forward to what the future holds. Congratulations Captain Mobley and thank you for what you do!

Firefighter of the Month: October 2016

H3We would like to congratulate Assistant Chief Bryan Bennett on being selected Firefighter of the Month for October! Chief Bennett is an vital member of Howe Springs. He held his current rank as a volunteer before joining us full time a little over three years ago. His passion for the fire service shows as he consistently works a full week and still runs calls after hours and helps with events and training on the weekends. Just this past month he has been involved with organizing a golf tournament to benefit injured firefighter/paramedic Tessie Smith, a Charity Ride, spent the majority of 72 hours rescuing/evacuating people during Hurricane Matthew, and if that wasn’t enough he has been involved with collecting donations for the Nichols community that was hit hard by the hurricane. Chief Bennett has thirteen years of fire service and has since obtained the Fire Officer 3 national certification and Instructor 2. He lives in the Claussen community as a member of Station 4. We are proud to have Assistant Chief Bryan Bennett as a member of Howe Springs Fire Department!

Firefighter of the Month: September 2016

We would like to congratulate Engineer Tony Dewitt for being selected as the Firefighter of the Month for September! Tony originally joined us back in 1988 and went through Phase 1, 2, and 3 as well as several other classes before joining the South Carolina Highway Patrol. He joined back in 2014 and earned his current Engineer certification. Tony’s passion for the emergency services shows and he was soon elected to the Board of Directors where he holds the position of President.  Tony retired from the South Carolina Highway Patrol in 2015 and currently works for McLeod security.   He lives in the Claussen area as a member of Station 4 along with his wife and two dogs. Thank you for your dedication and service to the citizens of Howe Springs Fire Rescue!

 

 

Firefighter of the Month: July 2016

We would like to congratulate Firefighter Walker Drummond on being selected Firefighter of the Month for July! Walker is young in the fire service and has already accomplished so much. He started off as a junior firefighter with us just two years ago and was awarded the position of Junior Fire Chief before moving up to Firefighter status. Since he joined the department he has been able to attain his Firefighter 2 certification, Medical First Responder, and he is a member of our Technical Rescue Team. Walker is recent graduate of South Florence High School and lives in the Cussac’s community. We thank you, Walker, for being dedicated to serving your community.

Firefighter of the Month: June 2016

We would like to congratulate Firefighter Drew Poston on being awarded Firefighter of the Month! Drew is currently attending Francis Marion University and works at Yarborough Auto Parts. He joined the department in 2015 and has already made himself a valuable asset to us. Drew is always eager to help out and is a hard worker; he is a certified firefighter and working through the driving curriculum. We are glad to have Drew as a member of Howe Springs.

Firefighter of the Month: May 2016

We would like to congratulate Engineer Rudy Lewis on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for May 2016! Mr. Rudy has been with the Howe Springs Fire Rescue for 39 years now and has served in many rolls at different time in his career. He is currently our longest serving active member and continues to respond to the calls for assistance by the people of the District. We are greatly appreciative for the many years of service to the communities we serve, thank you.

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