As nearly all members of the Sun Valley Fire Department looked on, Gina Storey affixed a bugle pin to her husband’s lapel.
Two firefighters had to depart the ceremony due to a paged fire alarm. But those who remained in City Hall cheered on Slater Storey, recently named “Firefighter of the Year” by his peers and promoted to Fire Lieutenant by Sun Valley Fire Chief Taan Robrahn.
“Since becoming a full-time member of the Sun Valley Fire Department, Slater has excelled and become a valued member of the team,” Robrahn said at the ceremony, held during the Feb. 6 council meeting. Born and raised in the Wood River Valley, Storey joined the Sun Valley Fire Department in 2007 after attending the Structural Fire Science Program in Bend, Ore., and served as a volunteer firefighter until 2018.