Bobby "Red" Justice, volunteer firefighter of the year, with Landrum city administrator Caitlin Martin. (photo submitted)
Bobby "Red" Justice, volunteer firefighter of the year, with Landrum city administrator Caitlin Martin. (photo submitted)

Landrum firefighters receive recognition

Published 11:09pm Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Firefighters risk their lives to ensure the safety of the community, and the all-volunteer fire department in Landrum honored some of the toughest, bravest workers last week, said Fire Chief Jimmy Flynn.

“Bobby Justice received our Joe Humphries Top Gun Award,” Flynn said. “Red ran 156 of our 206 calls.”

Dennis Horton received recognition for thirty years of service, and Philip Davis received the award as Rookie of the Year.

“Davis is fully certified now,” Flynn said. “There’s another rookie who looks good to complete his certification soon, and he will be in line for the award next year.”

Davis and two other firefighters, Callum Upton and Brandon Provo, received recognition for heroism.

“HIPPA privacy laws prevent me from giving the details of their heroism, but they went above and beyond the call of duty, providing lifesaving measures,” Flynn said.

Landrum’s all-volunteer squad responded to twenty-three emergencies in November and assisted with the Toy Run and Landrum’s annual Christmas parade.

Mayor Robert Briggs expressed his appreciation for the firefighters’ work and for Flynn’s leadership of the department in the past six years.

“The world changes, Chief Flynn, and we appreciate all you have done for the community,” Briggs said. “We have a better department now because of what you have done with it.”

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