The San Juan Island Fire Department celebrated another year of service at their annual banquet at Downriggers, Saturday, January 20, 2018. As part of the festivities, Chief Brad Creesy presented many members with awards and recognition for their dedication to the department.
In addition, five members were recognized for their dedication to Public Education, including school visits, the safety fair, and fire extinguisher training. They are: FF Melissa Arata, FF Susan Risser, FF Peter Risser, Lt. Erin Graham, and FF Kathleen Salinas.
The department would like to especially thank Orcas Island Fire for sending an engine and crew to provide first response during the banquet, Joan Williams for coordinating the banquet, the San Juan Firefighters’ Association, the Friday Harbor Firefighters’ Association Thrift House, and Debbie and the whole crew at Downriggers for a lovely evening.