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Optimist Club Rewards Firefighters and EMS Personnel

On December 13, County Commissioner Joe Belcher assisted the Asheville Optimist Club in awarding local fire fighters and emergency medical personnel for their outstanding performance in 2012.

Photo of fire fighters and emergency personnel who received awards.








The following received awards:

  • Dustin Cooper, Asheville Fire Department
  • Bryan Hopps, Barnardsville Fire Department
  • Allen Morgan, Paramedic Buncombe County EMS
  • Jamie Frady, Enka Fire Department
  • Earl T. Arley, Jr., Fairview Fire Department
  • Dan Ramsey, Jupiter Fire Department
  • Marty Rice, Leicester Fire Department
  • Walter Dean Grindstaff, Reems Creek Fire Department
  • Kenneth Ledford, Reynolds Fire Department
  • John Coffey, Riceville Fire Department
  • Wilson Bishop, Chaplin Skyland Fire Department
  • Jason Pearman, Swannanoa Fire Department
  • Michael B. Hunter, Captain, Weaverville Fire Dept.
  • Jim Angel, Woodfin Fire Department
  • West Buncombe Firefighters