The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis. Over 200 fire department personnel, family members, and special guests attended the event.
Numerous personnel were honored for their accomplishments in 2018.
The top honors of the night went to Senior Captain Jonathon Jenkins, recipient of the Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year Award, and Firefighter Kristopher Reeder, recipient of the Danny E. Scott Firefighter of the Year Award. These awards are presented to personnel who exhibit exemplary leadership skills, commitment to the department and the community, a high degree of motivation, superior supervisory skills and job knowledge, and personal achievements during the year. Honorees are chosen by their peers for the awards.
Captain Jenkins is a 15-year veteran of the fire department. Firefighter Reeder has been with Kannapolis Fire Department for two years.
Fire Chief Ernie Hiers stated, “It is always a thrill to recognize exemplary service, and both these employees deserve the honor this year.”
In addition to the departmental awards, Kannapolis Fire Department Explorer Post 1 recognized several individuals for their achievements during the past year.
Adam Black received the Explorer Officer of the Year Award. Madison Desrosiers received the Explorer of the Year Award. Jun Fung Ng received the Bradley E. Jordan Outstanding Service Award. “I am proud of all the explorers; however, these three individuals excelled last year. They continually worked to improve themselves and Post 1. They are each worthy of the awards that they received,” said Lead Advisor/Senior Firefighter Hunter Brantley.
Senior Captain Jonathon Jenkins and Firefighter Kris Reeder