Fire crew gives annual awards


Jordan Smith fireman of year

By Dean Palmer - Special to The News



Jordan Smith, left, receives a plaque recognizing him as the 2017 Westfield Fire Department Firefighter of the Year from Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin.


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Charlie Linville, left, a 23-year department veteran, receives a plaque from Phil Sutphin recognizing him as this year’s Westfield Fire Department First Responder of the Year. Linville is a multiple-time recipient of the award.


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Shawn Brindle, left, was recognized as the 2017 Westfield Fire Department Junior Firefighter of the Year. Here, he receives a plaque recognizing his accomplishment from Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin.


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Westfield Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin, right, presents a plaque to Phil Sutphin, recognizing his 40 years of service to the fire department and the Westfield community.


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WESTFIELD — Firefighters and their families came together at the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department station on Dec. 18 for their annual Christmas celebration and awards presentation.

After a holiday meal catered by Aunt Bea’s, awards were given out recognizing outstanding service during the previous year.

Westfield Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin presented the 2017 Firefighter of the Year award to Jordan Smith. Shawn Brindle was then awarded the Junior Firefighter of the Year plaque.

Lieutenant Phil Sutphin presented Charlie Linville with a plaque recognizing Linville as Westfield VFD’s First Responder of the Year. Linville, a 23-year fire department veteran, is a multiple-time recipient of the prestigious recognition.

Phil Sutphin was then presented with a plaque recognizing his 40 years of service to the fire department and the Westfield community.

Each Westfield firefighter with at least 10 years of service was given an opportunity to speak, recognizing Phil Sutphin’s accomplishments as well as the personal inspiration provided to other department members and the challenge to young firefighters to meet his examples of service.

Afterwards, all in attendance received a surprise visit from Santa along with plenty of treats for everyone.

“This was a fun way to come together and celebrate a good year,” Jonathan Sutphin noted. “A lot of good things have been accomplished this year and there’s a lot more to come in the future for this fire department.”

Jordan Smith, left, receives a plaque recognizing him as the 2017 Westfield Fire Department Firefighter of the Year from Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Wfield-VFD-FFOTY-Jordan-Smith.jpgJordan Smith, left, receives a plaque recognizing him as the 2017 Westfield Fire Department Firefighter of the Year from Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin. Submitted photos

Charlie Linville, left, a 23-year department veteran, receives a plaque from Phil Sutphin recognizing him as this year’s Westfield Fire Department First Responder of the Year. Linville is a multiple-time recipient of the award.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Wfield-VFD-FROTY-Charlie-Linville.jpgCharlie Linville, left, a 23-year department veteran, receives a plaque from Phil Sutphin recognizing him as this year’s Westfield Fire Department First Responder of the Year. Linville is a multiple-time recipient of the award. Submitted photos

Shawn Brindle, left, was recognized as the 2017 Westfield Fire Department Junior Firefighter of the Year. Here, he receives a plaque recognizing his accomplishment from Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Wfield-VFD-JFFOTY-Shawn-Brindle.jpgShawn Brindle, left, was recognized as the 2017 Westfield Fire Department Junior Firefighter of the Year. Here, he receives a plaque recognizing his accomplishment from Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin. Submitted photos

Westfield Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin, right, presents a plaque to Phil Sutphin, recognizing his 40 years of service to the fire department and the Westfield community.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Phil-Sutphin-WVFD-Svc-Award.jpgWestfield Fire Chief Jonathan Sutphin, right, presents a plaque to Phil Sutphin, recognizing his 40 years of service to the fire department and the Westfield community. Submitted photos
Jordan Smith fireman of year

By Dean Palmer

Special to The News

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