Published 3:23 am Wednesday, January 17, 2007
By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
Two Brewton firefighters have been made part of a prestigious group by receiving Firefighter of the Year honors recently from the City of Brewton.
Sgt. Dylan Byrd was named Firefighter of the Year while James Jordan was named Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.
Byrd has been with the Brewton Fire Department for seven years after working with the East Brewton Fire Department for two years.
Byrd is a 1998 graduate of the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa. He also trained with the Jefferson-Smurfit rescue team.
Currently Byrd is a certified EMT, CPR and fire instructor and has taught three Volunteer Certification courses. He is certified as a hazardous materials technician, apparatus operator/pumper and a confined-space rescuer.
Brewton Fire Chief Lawrence Weaver said Byrd is an asset to the team of fire fighters for the city.
Byrd, and his wife Beverly, have one daughter, Kinsley.
James Jordan received the honor of Volunteer Firefighter of the Year recently from the City of Brewton. He has been a volunteer with the Brewton Fire Department since 2000 and was named Volunteer Firefighter of the Year in 2001.
Jordan received his certification as a volunteer firefighter after completing 160 hours of instruction through the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa. He has also received training in Heart Saver classes, hazardous material classes and first responder classes.
The honor is bestowed annually by the City of Brewton to the paid firefighter and volunteer firefighter who exemplifies high standards in their work.