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Hawtree takes top awards at annual Firemen’s Day

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:00 am

For the second consecutive year, the Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department dominated field events and took top honors at the conclusion of Saturday’s annual Firemen’s Day competition.

Following a morning of fire apparatus being judged, a procession made its way down Warrenton’s Main Street in a parade filled with sirens and the county’s volunteer firefighters.

The afternoon’s field events took place at the Warrenton Lions Club site off of Ridgeway Street and ended with the ever-popular Tug of War. Joey Andrews, president of the Warren County Firemen’s Association and chief of the Afton-Elberon Volunteer Fire Department, announced winners in both the apparatus and field event categories.

Apparatus awards

Aerial: first place, Warrenton Rural

Antique: Junior Firefighters

Brush Truck: third place, Hawtree; second place, Roanoke-Wildwood; first place, Warrenton Rural

Equipment Truck: Light Equipment, first place, Roanoke-Wildwood; Heavy Rescue, first place, Norlina

First Responder: third place, Norlina; second place, Hawtree; first place, Afton-Elberon

Mini-Pumper: first place, Afton-Elberon

Pumper-Tanker: third place, Norlina; second place, Hawtree; first place, Drewry

Tanker: third place, Roanoke-Wildwood; second place, Afton-Elberon; first place, Hawtree

Pumper:

2018-2014: second place, Arcola; first place, Ridgeway

2008-2004: second place, Roanoke-Wildwood; first place, Norlina

2003-1999: second place, Norlina; first place, Hawtree

1998 and older: third place, Roanoke-Wildwood; second place, Warrenton Rural; first place, Afton-Elberon

Field Events

Rise and Shine: third place, Roanoke-Wildwood; second place, Norlina; first place, Hawtree

Tough Man: third place, Afton-Elberon; second place, Roanoke-Wildwood; first place, Hawtree

Hose Coupling and Shoot: third place, Afton-Elberon; second place, Roanoke-Wildwood; first place, Hawtree

Command Post: third place, Norlina; second place, Afton-Elberon; first place, Hawtree

Tug of War: third place, Norlina; second place, Afton-Elberon; first place, Hawtree

Other recognitions

Furthest Traveled: Roanoke-Wildwood

Sportsmanship: Junior Firefighters

Better Luck Next Time: Warrenton Rural

In naming the Best in Field Events and Best All Around Department, Andrews said it was pretty evident that Hawtree was the winner of the day’s top trophies.

He recognized the youth who attended Saturday’s event as the future of the fire services, noting that volunteers are hard to come by.

Andrews said that he recalled having attended Firemen’s Day here when he was little.

“Hopefully, they’ll fill our shoes when they get to that age,” he said.

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