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4 Cincinnati Firefighters Receive Rotary Club Awards

Nov. 20

4 Cincinnati Firefighters To Receive Awards From The Rotary Club Of Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Fire Department (CFD) congratulates four of its firefighters who will be honored tomorrow by the Rotary Club of Cincinnati at its annual Firefighter Appreciation Day.

When: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at 12 p.m.

Where: Hall of Mirrors, Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza

Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO) Daniel Meyer:  Bravery/Valor

FAO Daniel Meyer is receiving the Bravery/Valor Award For his exemplary actions, bravery, and selfless service as the FAO of Truck 20 at the Digby Avenue fire on New Year’s Eve morning, January 1, 2013.

Capt. Jay Bosse: Community Service

Capt. Jay Bosse is receiving the Community Service Award for his hard work in coordinating Lt. Tom Pragar's memorial benefit and assisting his family in their time of need. In addition, Capt. Bosse will accept the award on behalf of himself and all of the firefighters assigned to Ladder, Engine and Medic 19 in Corryville. The Rotary Club wishes to recognize these firefighters for continuing in the long tradition of taking care of any sick or injured firefighter, police officer or child, which truly impacts our community through individual acts of great kindness. This kindness extends to firefighters beyond our region. One most recently, a fallen Kentucky firefighter, Lt. Arlie "Pooh" Hill, III from the Whitley Fire Department.

Carlier Smyth: Self Improvement Award

Firefighter/Paramedic Carlier Smyth is nominated for the Self Improvement Award for the perseverance he displayed last year. Carlier was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. While enduring the physical effects of cancer treatments, he completed 9 ½ months of the Cincinnati Fire Department’s Paramedic Training Course.

Lt. William Lustenberger:  Administrative Award

Lt. Lustenberger is receiving the Administrative Award for his work over the last several years with the Urban Areas Security Initiative. The Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) is a federal Program that provides financial assistance to address the unique planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas.

About Cincinnati Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati is the preeminent professional service organization for men and women, supporting children, particularly those with disabilities throughout the Tri-State area through its partnerships with Stepping Stones/Camp Allyn and the Roselawn Condon School. The Rotary Club also supports Cincinnati’s fire, police, and sheriff departments by hosting annual recognition programs to honor members of these organizations. For more information about the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, go to Questions? Call The Rotary Club of Cincinnati at 513-421-1080.

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