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Highland-Pierron Fire Department honors captain, community member

Capt. Phil Decker received the Gold Star award from the Highland-Pierron Fired Department. Pictured with Decker are members of the Winter Party Committee. From left are Daniel Hochuli, Jerod Kampwerth, Decker, Todd Zobrist, and Shawn Hogg.
Capt. Phil Decker received the Gold Star award from the Highland-Pierron Fired Department. Pictured with Decker are members of the Winter Party Committee. From left are Daniel Hochuli, Jerod Kampwerth, Decker, Todd Zobrist, and Shawn Hogg.

Highland-Pierron Fire Department meets each February to recognize the previous year with awards and remembrance.

HPFD members and retirees gathered this year for their annual Winter Party on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Highland Country Club.

Five service awards were given this year; all were in recognition of 10 years of service. The service awards went to Zack Jenny, Eric Zobrist, Jason Bange, Joe Jackson, and (not pictured) John Clarkin.

The Winter Party Committee made selections for two awards, the annuals Gold Star award and an award for Outstanding Support. The Gold Star Award was presented to Capt. Phil Decker for his consistent response to calls and participation in training, as well as his strong leadership. The award for Outstanding Support was presented to Brad Voss for his efforts in helping the department with over a dozen trainings and public relation events over the past few years; his support is always whole and without hesitation.

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