France named Fayette’s firefighter of year

Published 11:38 pm Saturday, December 20, 2008

FAYETTE TOWNSHIP — The Fayette Township Fire District No. 1 has named James France its 2008 Firefighter of the Year award winner.

France dedicated nearly 280 of documented hours of service to his community in 2008 through emergency response, training, truck and equipment maintenance and so much more.

“Anytime there was a call for help Firefighter France was there,” Assistant Chief James Woda said. “In fact he recruited his entire family to join our department, including his wife ,Cynthia, and two daughters, Ashley and Whitney.”

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France is currently employed at MTS ambulance service and is in the process of completing his EMT-Basic certification.

“Although the firefighter of the year award is an important honor, each and every member on our roster is an important part of our team,” Woda said. “Every one of our dedicated members contribute as much time as they can while juggling their families and careers. We’re thankful for their service and their families sacrifice.”

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