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About 100 people were in attendance to honor this year’s award recipients. The Max Haverman “Outstanding Columbus Firefighter” Award was presented to Lt. William Ross, a 27-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Fire. Firefighter Jason Miller received the Larry Parlett “Outstanding County Firefighter” honor. Jason is a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Plain Township Fire Department in New Albany. “We had some very strong candidates this year, but these two really stood out as very deserving individuals” Box 15 President Brett Barber said.

This year’s ceremony included two additional award categories – the Harry W. Knodel “Outstanding Service Award” and the Peter R. Fowler “Distinguished Service Award”. Both were named for Box 15 members who had dedicated more than 40 years of service to Box 15. The Knodel Award went to member Josh Gibson while Sonny Lewis & Joe O’Brien both earned the Fowler award.

The event was held at IAFF Local 67’s “Station 67” and was catered by Savor the Flavor Catering of Canal Winchester.

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