David Warner, Guernsey Rural Fire Department Chief, has been named the 2018 Firefighter of the Year by Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471.
Bob Holloway, a retired firefighter and EMT, included in his nomination of Warner that, “David has dedicated his life to to that of a volunteer firefighter in both the Guernsey Fire Department and the Guernsey Rural Fire Department.
Warner has dedicated his life to firefighting. He has been an active volunteer firefighter since he graduated from high school in 1995. Throughout his firefighting career he has held a variety of jobs but firefighting has been his true love. He has always been motivated to learn even more about firefighting, both through practical experience and formal instruction.”
Throughout his volunteer firefighting career, Warner has driven the ambulance and worked closely with the EMTs and also assisted with search and rescue/recovery efforts in the Guernsey area. He has been involved in the fighting of many structure and grassland fires in and around Guernsey.
He has served as a fire board member of the Guernsey Rural Fire Department and has served as Fire Chief for several years.
Warner has been recognized with Certificates of Achievement and Certificates of Accomplishment from the Emergency Management Institute, the Wyoming State Forestry Division, and the Department of Homeland Security FEMA. He is currently qualified and holds certificates from the State of Wyoming as a Wildfire Fire Department Chief, Wildfire Firefighter Type 1, and Wildfire Firefighter Type 2.
Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471 is proud and honored to have David Warner serving the Guernsey area and to name him as its Firefighter of the Year.