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Firestone police recognized by Rotary for response to September flood

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By The Staff

FIRESTONE — The Firestone Police Department was honored for its efforts during the 2013 flooding by the Carbon Valley Rotary at its Sixth Annual Community Heroes Awards recognition on Jan. 21.

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Firestone Police Chief David Montgomery accepted the award on behalf of his department for the strong leadership and superior first response that the entire department provided during the September 2013 flooding.

Alongside the Firestone Police Department, the Carbon Valley Rotary honored all of the local responders at the recognition breakfast, including the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, Frederick Police Department, Dacono Police Department and Mountain View Fire Rescue.

In addition to the first responders, the Community Heroes Awards recognized a local firefighter, law enforcement officer, two teachers, one community adult and one community youth for their extraordinary commitment to serving others.

Rotary is a worldwide service organization. The Carbon Valley Rotary Club is a group of local business professionals making a positive difference in the area through community involvement with a focus on youth. For more information, visit www.carbonvalleyrotary.org.