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Pinehurst Fire Department's Chief Robert Viall Firefighter of the Year

Post Date:12/13/2017

Mike WaschenFire Chief Carlton Cole is proud to announce that Firefighter Michael Waschsen has been recognized as the Pinehurst Fire Department’s 2017 Chief Robert S. Viall Firefighter of the Year. The nomination highlighted Michael’s dedication to the department and willingness to take on extra duties. Michael is active in the department’s Honor Guard, frequently takes the lead in delivering fire and life safety classes, and is always willing to take on “extra” projects when a need is identified. He used his woodworking skills to craft a podium for the department’s training room and a miniature fire truck prop for children to use as a photo opportunity in the lobby.

 According to Chief Cole, “The department is fortunate to have a group of firefighters who are always willing to use their skills and abilities to better the department and serve the community.  It is difficult to select just one to receive special recognition, but Firefighter Waschsen is well-deserving of the award.”

 The award is named after Robert Viall, who served for many years as Chief of the Pinehurst Fire Department. 

For questions, please contact Chief Carlton Cole at or 910-295-5575.

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