2014-10-02 / Living

Assistant fire chief honored for service to county

BY LANIA ROCHA
810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com


Gaines Township Assistant Fire Chief Joe Hyrman accepts an award from Fenton Fire Chief Bob Cairnduff. 
Photo by Lania Rocha Gaines Township Assistant Fire Chief Joe Hyrman accepts an award from Fenton Fire Chief Bob Cairnduff. Photo by Lania Rocha GAINES TOWNSHIP – Assistant Fire Chief Joe Hyrman is the first recipient of the Genesee County Medical Control Authority’s Medical First Responder of the Year award.

Hyrman received a plaque and gift card from Fenton Fire Chief Bob Cairnduff, who serves as president of the Authority.

“Joe has served on multiple committees for many years,” said Cairnduff. “As a member of the Education Committee, has has worked on training policies and requirements, and he has helped develop new educational (programs).”

Hyrman’s work has helped shape the fire service countywide, ensuring that emergency crews are well prepared and highly skilled in the latest lifesaving and property protection protocols, he said.

A firefighter for 35 years and assistant chief for 15, Hyrman has also served his local department in many ways, including acting as purchasing officer and safety officer, said Gaines Township Fire Chief Bill Miller.

“He’s a very valuable member of this department,” said Miller. “But he’s also an important member of this community. He’s done an outstanding job for the department and the people of this community over the years.”

Hyrman remained humble in his acceptance of the honor.

“I’m very happy to receive this,” he said. “It’s wonderful. I’d just like to thank everyone (who voted for him).”

The Authority also gave out awards

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