Quick action and years of service counted for a lot when the Hagerstown Fire Department held its annual awards banquet recently.
Hagerstown Fire Chief Gary Hawbaker received an award for his steadfast attention and devotion to the department he heads during the Feb. 21 banquet.
Firefighter William L. Green was honored for his heroism in rescuing three people from a fire in the Doub Meadows Apartments off South Potomac Street in June.
Thomas Randy Hinkle was named the Career and Volunteer Firefighter of the Year posthumously. Hinkle died after an illness.
Deputy Chief Rick Kipe earned a special award of excellence for his time and leadership chairing the ladder truck committee whose efforts led to obtaining two innovative and functional trucks.