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Public Service in Greenwood: Good News about our Police and Firefighters
Sebastian County Judges David Hudson (L) with Sebastian County Emergency Services Director Jeff Turner (R) present “First Responder of the Year” Award to Greenwood Fire Chief Stewart Bryan.

Public Service in Greenwood: Good News about our Police and Firefighters

We reported last issue about the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Here’s a follow-up on the local success.

The Greenwood leg of the run had 25 participants and raised over $600.00 for Special Olympics. The run through seven jurisdictions of law enforcement was a total of 86 miles. Greenwood participated in over 50 miles of that.

Each year, the Greenwood Police Department begins the run here in town. They sell t-shirts and sponsorships to generate the funds. We will keep you informed about next year’s run well in advance so local citizens can play a part in what law enforcement does for Special Olympics. Sergeant Brandon Davis   says, “Those Special Olympics athletes do more for us than we do for them.” The heartfelt determination of the local law enforcement to help the athletes is a credit to our community. Davis continued, “Giving back to our community is why Greenwood police officers run in the summer heat, jump into icy water in winter and raise money for special needs citizens. It’s a great and generous community that we’re proud to be a part of.”

Fire Chief Stewart Bryan: “First” Among 1st Responders

“I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for 1st Responders and Paramedics”

Greenwood Fire Chief Stewart Bryan (Center) with Greenwood Fire Fighters  (L-R) Front row: Lance Terry, A.C. Brown, Matt Gilham, Justin King.  Back row: Corby Shrum, Richard McKinney, Marty Nelson, Jeremy Ibison

Greenwood Fire Chief Stewart Bryan (Center) with Greenwood Fire Fighters (L-R) Front row: Lance Terry, A.C. Brown, Matt Gilham, Justin King. Back row: Corby Shrum, Richard McKinney, Marty Nelson, Jeremy Ibison

The Sebastian County Emergency Services Banquet is an annual event where county government salutes the contributions and efforts of paramedics, 1st Responders, emergency technicians and all those who make a career of being the first to arrive at the scene of our worst moments. The event is hosted by Sebastian County Judge David Hudson and Director of Emergency Services Jeff Turner.

Each year, the paramedics vote on two awards to be conferred upon their peers; “Paramedic of the Year” and “1st Responder of the Year” as a tribute for the previous year’s outstanding service.

For his service to the program in 2013, Greenwood’s Fire Chief Stewart Bryan was named “1st Responder of the Year” at the banquet last week.

“Things have come full circle” said Bryan upon accepting the award. “I was nearly killed in an automobile accident in May of 2003. If it weren’t for 1st Responders and Paramedics, I would not be here today to receive this tribute. They saved my life.”

Chief Bryan-who was appointed Greenwood’s first fulltime fire chief in 2007-began the 1st Responder in his department which is now among the best trained and equipped fire departments for its size in the state.

“Being recognized from among those who saved my life is a real tribute. This service is a way of giving something back. I’m honored” said Chief Bryan after the event.

 

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