Firefighter of the Year Award

 

In 2017 our committee received a recommendation from the Chief of the Ballville Fire Department, Douglas W Crowell, Sr.. After careful review the Fremont Exchange Club committee selected Safety Officer Corey Hessick for Firefighter of the year.

 

On Friday, October 13, 2017,  the Fremont Exchange Club presented Safety Officer Corey Hessick with the prestigious Firefighter of the Year Award at an Exchange Club luncheon. 

In April of 2017, Corey was dispatched to a house fire in which a person was trapped inside the burning structure.  Upon arrival, extinguishment had begun as well as ventilation efforts in an attempt to make conditions optimal for search and rescue.  Safety Officer Corey Hessick as well as firefighter Paul Halbisen from Fremont Fire Dept., entered the burning structure and began the dangerous job of searching for the homeowner. Officer Hessick found the victim inside the kitchen area and carried her out of the burning home where CPR was started.  Shes was transported to the hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.  While this story does not have the happy ending that we were all hoping for, if not for the efforts of Corey this person would have never even been given a chance at survival, which is what we all hope for when a fireman risks their own life to save another.

 

Corey is described as caring, sharing and compassionate about his work and continues to excel at the demands the fire department presents.   He is well respected by his crew,  the Department and the community.

 

Each year fire chiefs from all Sandusky County fire departments are contacted and encouraged to submit nominees and the Exchange Club selects a winner.  For more information about the Fremont Exchange Club visit their website at:

 

 www.exchangecluboffremontoh.org  

 

 

Safety Officer Corey Hessick

2017 Firefighter of the Year 

Award Recipient

On Friday, October 13, 2017,  the Fremont Exchange Club presented Ballville Safety Officer, Corey Hessick with the prestigious Firefighter of the Year Award at an Exchange Club luncheon. 

Fremont Exchange Club

Previous Firefighters of the Year 

 

1996      Ron Schmitz, Sandusky Twp

 

1997      Larry Longenbaugh, Sandusky Twp

 

1998      Jim Zimmerman, Fremont

 

1999      Brian Edwards, Ballville Twp

 

2000      Ray Ronski, Sandusky Twp

 

2001      Don Bertsch, Sandusky Twp

 

2002      Robert Nepper, Sandusky Twp

 

2003      Bill Lagrou, Ballville Twp

 

2004      Doug Crowell Jr, Ballville Twp

 

2006      Herb Sneider, Helena VFD

 

2007      Kevin Ruth, Helena VFD

 

2013      Eddie Bauer, Gibsonburg VFD

 

2014      Jason Conklin, Lindsey VFD

 

2015      Lt. Robert "Scott" Goodwin, Ballville VFD

2016     Firefighter, Ben Fitzpatric, Fremont

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