Fairfax County Volunteers Earn White House Service Award

by | May 9, 2013 | Uncategorized

Fairfax, Va. — President Barrack Obama recently recognized more than two dozen volunteer fire and rescue members in Fairfax County for their dedication to community service.
Any volunteer who dedicated over 1,000 hours during the course of the year receives the Gold Presidential Service Award.  Volunteers who contributed more than 4,000 since July 1, 2007, earn the Lifetime Presidential Service Award.
“For this many volunteers in Fairfax County to earn this award is exceptional.  It shows the strength of both the volunteers themselves, and the system as a whole,” commented Jonathan Wood, president of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.
Each volunteer received a certificate, a pin, and a letter signed by the president.  They are:
McLean Volunteer Fire Department
Jennifer Iams
Timo Klotz
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
Michael Medwedeff
Franconia Volunteer Fire Department
Jeffrey Alton
Tammy Chau

Gary Gaal (*)
Anna Morgan
John Reiman
Alexs Thompson
Annandale Volunteer Fire Department
Shirley Binsky
Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department
Michael Hogan
David Presson
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Keith Edgemon
Jaime Keith (*)
Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Billy Deacon
L. Joseph Dumas
Karen Melick (*)
Patrick Owens
John Rose
Centreville Volunteer Fire Department
Rishan Chaudhry (*)
Jonathan Halverson
Scott Robinson

Ben Sisson (*)
Lorton Volunteer Fire Department
William Hilton (*)
Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
Evan Murphy
Kayla Thompson
(*) Indicates Lifetime Presidential Service Award winners
The Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association is a partnership of 12 volunteer fire and rescue departments in Fairfax County, Va. Learn more about the Association and each of the independent volunteer organizations at www.fcvfra.org.  (5/9/2013)