East Bend firefighters honored


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - [email protected]



East Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Firefighter of the Year Award to Auston Davis.


Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

East Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Fire Officer of the Year Award to Brandon Doub.


Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

East Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Cadet of the Year Award to Garrett Choplin.


Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the First Responder of the Year Award to Gary Martin.


Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

The East Bend Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary poses with founding member Helen Fortune.


Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

EAST BEND — The East Bend Volunteer Fire Department held its 61st annual meeting on Dec. 3. The department, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, meets at the close of each year to conduct its annual reports. The fire department’s financial report is given as well as annual committee reports and the fire chief’s report.

At the close of the meeting, members of the department were recognized in a special awards ceremony.

Awarded the honor for First Responder of the Year was Gary Martin. Brandon Doub was named Fire Officer of the Year. Cadet of the Year went to Garrett Choplin. The Firefighter of the Year award went to Auston Davis.

The Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary Group took a special photo with founding member, Helen Fortune.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

East Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Firefighter of the Year Award to Auston Davis.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_auston-davis-firefighter-of-year.jpegEast Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Firefighter of the Year Award to Auston Davis. Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

East Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Fire Officer of the Year Award to Brandon Doub.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_brandon-doub-fire-officer-of-year.jpegEast Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Fire Officer of the Year Award to Brandon Doub. Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

East Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Cadet of the Year Award to Garrett Choplin.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_garrett-choplin-cadet-firefighter-of-year.jpegEast Bend Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the Cadet of the Year Award to Garrett Choplin. Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

Fire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the First Responder of the Year Award to Gary Martin.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Gary-Martin-first-responder-of-year.jpegFire Chief Ronnie Boles, right, presents the First Responder of the Year Award to Gary Martin. Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

The East Bend Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary poses with founding member Helen Fortune.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_IMG_1031.jpgThe East Bend Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary poses with founding member Helen Fortune. Photos courtesy of East Bend Fire Department

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

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