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Hutchinson Fire 2023 Awards


By the Hutchinson Fire Department


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — 2023 was a great year for HFD. We moved into new Fire Station #1 on North Main. We received our new Truck 1 – 100’ ladder truck. We brought back one of the most important positions on the department, the Fire Engineer. We ended the year with a promotional pinning ceremony where 27 members were recognized and promoted to a new rank.

2023 was capped off with The Hutchinson Fire Department’s 6th annual awards banquet, held on January 27th, 2024. The department gathered with friends and family to show appreciation to our members for their dedication and hard work.

Every year to show our appreciation, our department recognizes personnel in outside departments that have assisted us in reaching our goals.

Receiving a letter of appreciation:

Kelly Kreutzer and Julie Graves from the City of Hutchinson Human Resources department.

Kevin Irwin and Stacie Eaves from Hutchinson-Reno County Emergency Communications.

Rodney Redinger from the Kansas Forest Service.

Rick Spitler from the City of Hutchinson Central Garage.

Yearly, our department members nominate firefighters that have gone above and beyond the call of duty. These awards are known as our “BIG 4”.

Members receiving “BIG 4” awards are:

Rookies of the Year; Gage Reid and Dylan Lesser

EMT of the Year; Austin Arheart

Firefighter of the Year; Wade Mirasol

Officer of the Year; Dave Goering

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The night ended with the Fire Chief’s Award. This award is given to a member of HFD who has significant, ongoing contributions in our profession.

Congrats to Capt. Troy Mueller and Capt. Doug Reeves on being recipients of the Fire Chief’s Award!

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Thank you to all department members for your hard work and dedication throughout the year serving our community. HFD would also like to thank the community for your continued support!