Saturday night, Dec. 4, during the department’s annual Christmas party, Trever Owens and Rex Peck were recognized as co-firemen of the year by the Wellman Volunteer Fire …
Saturday night, Dec. 4, during the department’s annual Christmas party, Trever Owens and Rex Peck were recognized as co-firemen of the year by the Wellman Volunteer Fire Department.
“Since both these firemen live and work in town,” explained Tracy Owens, department secretary-treasurer, “they were both able to get to fires quickly and often able to handle situations.” He noted that a number of the other firemen work out of town.
The two each received the same number of votes from the 28-member department. Their names were placed on the plaque that is on display in the Fire Station.
“They also have taken a leadership role in our training programs,” Tracy Owens said.
The Wellman firemen also unveiled a new plaque that will be displayed at the Mid-Prairie high chool recognizing students who assisted in helping the Wellman Fire Department when they were still students. Mid-Prairie allows students who are in training as firemen to get out of school to assist in fighting fires and helping with vehicle wrecks, etc.
The plaque reads: “In appreciation of your service in the Wellman Fire Department while attending Mid-Prairie High School.
Students recognized on the plaque to date are Zach Owens, Trever Owens, Hayden Rowe, Jackson Conwell, Stone Peck and Rex Peck. There are places for additional names.
“We appreciate the teachers and staff of Mid-Prairie High School working with the student firemen,” Tracy Owens said. “The student firemen must also maintain good grades in order to participate in this program.”
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