Payne, Watson, Thompson honored at East Rock firemen’s banquet

Submitted photo Bill Payne, right, accepts the Fireman of the Year award from Assistant Chief Bill Bayless Saturday in East Rockingham.

Submitted photo
Bill Payne, right, accepts the Fireman of the Year award from Assistant Chief Bill Bayless Saturday in East Rockingham.

Staff report

EAST ROCKINGHAM — Three individuals among a band of brothers and sisters were recognized Saturday night during the East Rockingham Volunteer Fire Department‘s annual Christmas dinner and awards banquet.

Assistant Chief Bill Bayless presented the Fireman of the Year award to Bill Payne. Brenden Watson was awarded Junior Fireman of the Year and Woodie Thompson earned Officer of the Year distinction.

In addition, Nick Pait was recognized among junior firefighters with the most training hours (98) while John Quick was the junior leadership award.

Submitted photo Woodie Thompson, right, was recognized Saturday night as Officer of the Year for the East Rockingham Volunteer Fire Department.

Submitted photo
Woodie Thompson, right, was recognized Saturday night as Officer of the Year for the East Rockingham Volunteer Fire Department.

Submitted photo Brenden Watson, left, accepts the Junior Fireman of the Year award from Assistant Chief Bill Bayless.

Submitted photo
Brenden Watson, left, accepts the Junior Fireman of the Year award from Assistant Chief Bill Bayless.

 

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