Promotions at East Manatee Fire Rescue
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The East Manatee Fire Rescue District announces the following promotions: firefighter III Scott Rhodes to engineer; engineer Shawn Battick to lieutenant; engineer Erik Nicholson to lieutenant; and Captain Will Hall to battalion chief.
Also announced: Rookie of the Year, Josh Dillard; firefighters of the year, David Manning and Adam McDaniel; Fire Officer of the Year, Lt. Bob Mikulski.
Service awards were presented to Lt. Luke Fay for 10 years of service; Lt. Matt Talaska, 15 years; Training Officer Tim Hyden, 20 years; Lt. Noreen Hollman, 25 years; Division Chief Richard Kirby, 30 years.
Certificates of appreciation to district employees for excelling in their areas of responsibility were awarded to Rob Day, Casey Lambert, Matt Talaska, Andrew Stark, Eric Hoying and Kyle Taylor.
-- Herald staff reports