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Four with Evansville Fire-EMS awarded Silver Life Saving Medals; two captains get Meritorious Service Medals

(Evansville Fire-EMS)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Evansville Fire-EMS Department held a promotion and award ceremony on Wednesday, and four people were awarded Silver Life Saving Medals.

Such medals are given to members who were “principally involved in saving the life of another person and whose personal actions were directly responsible for the lifesaving act,” Evansville Fire-EMS said on Thursday. The four Silver Life Saving Medals were given to:

  • Engineer Phil Erickson
  • Firefighter Turner Lack
  • Firefighter Collion Baldacci
  • Nurse Lynn Hayth II

In addition, two Evansville Fire-EMS captains were awarded with Meritorious Service Medals, given to “members who perform a notable act of distinction in the performance of duty. Captain Ty Coursen and Captain Jim Saylors were awarded Meritorious Service Medals on Wednesday.

Cody Parke, who has been with Evansville Fire-EMS since 2011, was promoted from engineer to lieutenant and will oversee the department’s training program.

Firefighter Logan Hilde received a badge for completing a basic firefighter class.

“This class is something that all of our new firefighters go through to get basic firefighting skills,” Evansville Fire-EMS said.

The department invited the community to join it in congratulating all of the firefighters recognized on Wednesday.


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