Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSLt. Justin Benner is named Fire Officer of the Year at the Whitehall Fire Department’s annual banquet, held Nov. 25, 2017. Benner was also recognized as assistant chief of Station 39, Egypt. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSLt. Justin Benner is named Fire Officer of the Year at the Whitehall Fire Department’s annual banquet, held Nov. 25, 2017. Benner was also recognized as assistant chief of Station 39, Egypt.
Firefighter of the Year is awarded to Firefighter Ryan Rader. Fire Police Officer of the Year was awarded to Fire Police Officer Herbert Saylor Jr. (not pictured). Firefighter of the Year is awarded to Firefighter Ryan Rader. Fire Police Officer of the Year was awarded to Fire Police Officer Herbert Saylor Jr. (not pictured).
The Robert L. Benner Award is presented to Deputy Chief Francis Bilder at the event, held at American Club of Coplay. The Robert L. Benner Award is presented to Deputy Chief Francis Bilder at the event, held at American Club of Coplay.
Firefighter Carl Kocher is honored for his 45 years of service. Firefighter Carl Kocher is honored for his 45 years of service.
Firefighter Joe Wetzel is honored for his 50 years of service. Firefighter Carl Kocher was also honored for 45 years of service. Firefighter Joe Wetzel is honored for his 50 years of service. Firefighter Carl Kocher was also honored for 45 years of service.
The new assistant chiefs for the stations were announced. Assistant Chief Greg Rice represents Station 36, Fullerton. Not pictured is Assistant Chief Matt Haedrich from Station 40, Cementon. The new assistant chiefs for the stations were announced. Assistant Chief Greg Rice represents Station 36, Fullerton. Not pictured is Assistant Chief Matt Haedrich from Station 40, Cementon.
Assistant Chief Don Kelly is from Station 37, West Catasauqua. Assistant Chief Don Kelly is from Station 37, West Catasauqua.
Assistant Chief Mark Bilder is recognized from Station 38, Hokendauqua. Assistant Chief Mark Bilder is recognized from Station 38, Hokendauqua.
Fire Police Lieutenant Branthon McConaughey is recognized at the Nov. 25, 2017, event. Fire Police Lieutenant Branthon McConaughey is recognized at the Nov. 25, 2017, event.
Fire Police Captain Rex McConaughey from Station 35 is recognized at the Whitehall Fire Department’s annual banquet. Fire Police Captain Rex McConaughey from Station 35 is recognized at the Whitehall Fire Department’s annual banquet.
Fire Police Lieutenant Branthon McConaughey is recognized at the Nov. 25, 2017, event. Fire Police Lieutenant Branthon McConaughey is recognized at the Nov. 25, 2017, event.
Chief Nelson announces the awards at the Whitehall Fire Department annual banquet. Chief Nelson announces the awards at the Whitehall Fire Department annual banquet.

Fire department awards

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