National First Responders Day is celebrated in October, and every year the Exchange Club of Columbia County hosts a First Responders of the Year Awards Presentation Ceremony at West Lake Country Club. As a member of the Exchange Club's Americanism Committee, it was my honor to be one of the award presenters at the event this year, and to honor these brave and selfless First Responders.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, and we offer our gratitude and appreciation for all you do for our community!
Firefighter of the Year Nominees:
City of Harlem: Firefighter Nate Chumney
City of Grovetown: Firefighter Brett Wesson
Columbia County: Firefighter Spencer Quick
Police Officer of the Year Nominees:
City of Harlem: Officer Chester Hopkins
City of Grovetown: Officer Timothy Hughes
Columbia County: Deputy Gary Owens
EMT of the Year Nominees:
Gold Cross EMS: Lt. Terry Wright
Gold Cross EMS: Lt. Jim Ellis
Firefighter of the Year: Firefighter Spencer Quick
Police Officer of the Year: Officer Timothy Hughes
EMT of the Year: Lt. Jim Ellis