Benson Firefighters Honored

BENSON – On December 6, the Benson Fire Department (BFD) held its annual Christmas Party. The gathering of BFD firefighters, Town administration, elected officials, firefighters from surrounding districts, and family is always a great time, but this one was particularly special.

Two of the BFD’s own — Anthony Byrd and Robert Harper — received the prestigious Long Leaf Pine from the State for their decades of service in firefighting. Previous Long Leaf Pine recipients Wayne Sasser and Will Chandler presented the two recognitions.

In addition, Fire Chief Alan Johnson handed out several certifications as well as service recognitions. Some highlights included Most Calls Run – Will Chandler, Officer of the Year – Troy Byrd, and Firefighter of the Year – Scott Hudson.


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