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Morrisville Honors Chief, Others At Annual MFRD Awards Event Town of Morrisville’s Service Before Self Scholarship award was renamed as the Chief Wright Scholarship Award – honoring veteran Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department Chief Todd Wright – at the community’s 10th Annual Fire Appreciation Awards banquet in February. Morrisville Fire/Rescue Awards Committee also purchased a brick in Chief Wright’s name on the Walk of Honor at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park in Emmitsburg, MD, to memorialize his service to MFRD and “acknowledge a leader we are grateful for, appreciate and respect very much.” Wright recently transitioned to Assistant City Manager, replaced by Foy Jenkins – who provided the keynote address at the event, held at Net App in Research Triangle Park.
Others honored for service in 2016 at the event included: • Appreciation for Service and Dedication: Gerard Wroblewski (for support for the Morrisville Firefighter’s Relief Fund since 2004) • CERT Member of the Year: Tim Griffith • Explorer of the Year: Kyle Amyot • Volunteer Firefighter of the Year: David McLain • Career Employee of the Year: Lt. Chris Hoffman • Officer of the Year: Capt. Nathan Lozinsky • Outstanding Unit Citation: Firefighter Brian Oliver, Master Firefighter Dylan Briggs, Volunteer Firefighter David McLain, Firefighter John Lindenberger, Engineer Chris Salter, Engineer Ben Oswald, Lt. Steve Edwards, Capt. Donald Rackley, and Battalion Chief Clifford Cates (for a visit to Duke Children’s Hospital, and helping a young man with cancer fulfill a dream) • Distinguished Service Ribbon: Battalion Chief Robert Boening, Firefighter Michael Lindsey, Engineer Kevin Squires, Capt. Robert Stanley, and Engineer Benji Cole (for assisting residents above and beyond). • Distinguished Service Ribbon: Engineer Kirk Miller, Engineer Ben Oswald, Capt. Donald Rackley, and Capt. Scott Criddle (for swift water rescue during Hurricane Matthew).