Fire chief receives 2013 Community Hero Award

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By The Staff

FREDERICK — Fire Chief Theodore Poszywak, of the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, was honored as a 2013 Carbon Valley Rotary Community Hero during the 6th Annual Community Heroes Awards recognition on Jan. 21, 2014.


“The leadership and dedication shown by Fire Chief Poszywak to his community and fire department truly represents the motto for the Fire District as Duty, Honor, Compassion,” said Division Chief Dave Puccetti and Administrative Manager Dale Ingraham in their nomination letter.

The award is presented to first responders, both police and firefighters in the Carbon Valley area, teachers and school staff from the Saint Vrain Valley School District.

Chief Poszywak was also recognized for his leadership in the Emergency Operations Center during the flood on Sept. 12, 2013, as well as the Frederick-Firestone F.P.D. first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty during the flood.