Celebrating firefighters


BROOKINGS – The Brookings Fire Department celebrated several events at its April 2 meeting.

Above, firefighter Brett Lawrence (right) was awarded a chief’s coin for his actions in recognizing that coworker and fellow firefighter Dave Koch was suffering a cardiac episode while at work. This recognition and quick transport to a medical facility allowed Koch to participate in the presentation six days after receiving a pacemaker.

Below 1, Steven Rensink (left) was presented a baby blanket at the meeting to welcome his new son, Charles Jay Rensink, to the firefighting family.

Below 2, Scott Hallan (left) is recognized for five years of service to the Brookings community.

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