Firefighter of the Month: April 2019

David Summerford

Congratulations to Firefighter David Summerford on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for April 2019! David joined us a little over four years ago as a junior member. His fathers career with the City of Florence Fire Department inspired David to join us as a volunteer. When asked what he enjoys the most about being in the fire service David talked about the brotherhood that comes with being a member of the fire department. David was chosen as Firefighter of the Month because he is always eager to help; whether the task is as simple as sweeping the floor or as prestigious as helping with public relations events. He is a hard worker and his passion to help the citizens of Howe Springs shows. David currently works at Honda and lives in the Effingham area as a Station 5 member. Thank you, David, for all you do for Howe Springs, we look forward to having you for many more years of service.

Firefighter of the Month: February 2019

Alexis Carraway

Congratulations to Firefighter Alexis Carraway on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for February 2019! Alexis was chosen because of her positive attitude, love for the department, and eagerness to bring in new volunteers. She was instrumental in bringing in three new junior members this month, with more wanting to join soon. Alexis joined Howe Springs as a junior because she enjoys helping the community and she wanted to carry on a family legacy. She recently moved up to full member status and is currently taking the 1155 Class, the new basic firefighter class consisting of over 100 hours of training. With all that going on, she still participates in several groups within the community and school. Alexis is the Senior class president, Key Club president, she is in National Honors Society, Beta Club, PEARLS, and FCA just to name a few. We are proud of her and are excited for what the future holds.

Firefighter of the Month: January 2019

Tony Dewitt

Congratulations to Driver Tony Dewitt on being selected Firefighter of the Month for January 2018! Tony was selected because of his dedication to the department and willingness to help out with whatever is asked of him. He is constantly taking on task that allow the Chief time to accomplish goals that would otherwise be very difficult. Tony has over 30 years of fire service experience and currently serves as our President on the Board of Directors. He is responsible for all of the new member applications and making sure the resolutions of the department are conducted. He is a member of Station 4 in the Claussen community where lives with his wife, who is also a member of the department. Thank you, Tony, for all you do for Howe Springs Fire Rescue and we look forward to what the future holds!

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!

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