BLM firefighters receive Valor Awards

Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director Linda Lance presented awards today to agency employees, including six firefighters, for their exceptional service to the nation.

Valor Awards were presented to:

Firefighters Jonathan Brewer and Tyler Webb of the Royal Gorge Field Office in Colorado, whose quick thinking and action during the 1,800-acre Wetmore Fire averted tragedy for five adults and one child near Canon City, Colo.

Fire crew members Eric Killoy, Camas Beames, Mackenzie Tiegs, and Dylan Forrester of the Twin Falls Fire and Aviation Office, who, while responding to the Cottonwood Fire last June near Twin Falls, Idaho, raced to the scene of a nearby helicopter crash, where they attended to the injured and stayed until medical help arrived. All of the crash victims survived.

The complete list of today’s recipients of BLM awards.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.