Officer of the Year – Lt. Ryan Cox. Paramedic of the Year – Anne Peege, civilian paramedic. EMT of the Year – Logan Bowman. Employee of the Year - Mitchell Combs.
“What makes this special is that we have some of our most seasoned veterans being nominated and recognized by their peers alongside some relative newcomers,” explained WRTFD Fire Chief Jeremy A. Pell.
“To me that clearly demonstrates the strength of this department and the crew’s commitment and belief in one another. This is vital for a healthy department in a community that is growing like ours.” Davis is the first woman to be honored as firefighter of the year.
“Sasha has the heart of a true firefighter,” Pell said. “It certainly shines a light on her quiet leadership that her peers would nominate her as the best of our department."
A pinning ceremony was conducted for the recent promotions of three staff members: firefighter Corey McGaha to chief of training and safety; Lt. David Scholl to Deputy Fire Marshal; and Joshua Justice to lieutenant. WRTFD’s newest employees, which included three full-time and one part-time hires in 2018, also were honored during an official pinning ceremony. WRTFD protects an area of approximately 26 square miles in northwest Johnson County, including the State Road 135 and State Road 37 corridors, and serves an estimated 36,000 residents.