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4.6 FRIDAY, JANUARY 22- MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 .CAPE LIFE cape Gazette I STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTOS LEWES FIRE DEPT. HOLDS AWARDS BANQUET THE LEWES FIRE DEPARTMENT INC. HELD ITS 214TH Annual Banquet and Awards Evening Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Re- hoboth Beach Convention Center. Following the dinner the awards ceremony was presided over by President Craig Stephens. During the year of 2009 the Lewes Fire Department (LFD) responded to 589 alarms and 2,558 EMS calls. The department pre- sented the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company (RBVFC) with a framediphoto of its new Unit 86 ladder engine. Shown at the presentation are back row (I-r) RBVFC Deputy Chief Craig Farren, LFD !President Craig Stephens and RBVFC firefighter Dave McEwin. In front are RBVFC Fire Police Preston Dyer, RBVFC Secretary Danny Mitchell, RBVFC President Mike Simpler, RBVFC Fire Chief Don Don Mitchell, LFD Vice President Richard Bunting LFD Past Chief Henry Baynum Jr., LFD Fire Chief Wal- ly Evans, and RBVFC Assistant Chief Chuck Snyder. The City of Lewes presented its annual check to the LFD. Shown are (I-r) LFD Trea- surer Bryan Pepper, Lewes Mayor Jim Ford, and LFD President Craig Stephens. The future of the Lewes Fire Department, the junior firefighters, presented an appreciation award to Fire Captain Gerard Cassese for all of the training he provided for the junior firefighters, and junior Captain Aiden Gause received an award for outstanding junior member. Shown are in back (I-r) Butch Archer, Michael Arnett, Mike Miller, Joe Espesito, Dillon Cashner Dylan Sharp, Luke Grasing, Logan Chorman, Troy Virden, Taylor Cirillo and Terrence Bayko. In front are Ed Schaeffer, Gerard Cassese, Aiden Gause, Chris Hardy, Jen Arnold and Logan Chorman. The top 15 fire alarm respenders for 2009 are back row (I-r) Henry Baynum Jr., Don Clemens, Steve Evans, Wally Evans, Walt Reynolds Sr., and Fred Slater. In front are Craig Reynolds, Barry Schneider, Ral- ston Dennis, Gordon Davis, John Chuldzinski, Patty Marvel, Butch Archer and Ed Schaeffer. Above, the Firefighter of the Year Award, voted on by the LFD membership, was presented to Bob Nicholson, center. Shown are (I-r) Chief Wally Evans, Nich01son and President Craig Stephens. Below, the President's Award was given to Past Chief Henry Baynum Jr. thanking him for service and dedication as fire chief for 2009. Shown are (I-r) 2010 Chief Wally Evans, Baynum and President Craig Stephens. i Above, years of service awards were presented to Bob Krietzer 10 years; Charlie Arnold, 10 years, Frank Fitzgerald, five years; Bob Nicholson, 10 years; Caddie Joseph, 25 years; Patricia Rickards, 15 years; Watly Evans, 35 years; and Ernie Stanley, 35 years. Below, Lewes fire policeman Preston Dyer of Rehoboth Beach Fire Police was presented with a special award for assisting Lewes with alarms and events whenever needed. Shown are (I-r) Fire Policeman Ed Schaeffer, Fred Slater, Walt Reynolds Sr., Dyer, Barry Schneider, Troy Reynolds and John Burton Sr. HIT[ I I II,11111111 I11111111111111111111 mmlllll ilillllll111111lllfllllllll IIllmuimm