Thursday, December 14, 2023

Safety first

Annual Plymouth safety awards presented by Noon Rotary Club

As has been the custom for decades, members of the Noon Rotary Club of Plymouth presented the annual public safety awards to first responders in both the city and township.

Emceed by City Manager Paul Sincock, each of the individuals was lauded for exemplary performance of their duties during the past year.

From HVA, Senior Paramedic John Natiw, introduced by Karl Rock, was named as the paramedic of the year.

Plymouth Township Firefighter Matthew Zmuda, introduced by Fire Chief Patrick Conely, received the Firefighter of the Year award from the township.

City of Plymouth Police Ofc. Scott Hockenberry, introduced to the audience by Police Chief Al Cox was named as Police Officer of the Year for the city. 

Firefighter/EMT Luke Cadeau, introduced by Fire Chief Matthew Samhat was named Firefighter of the Year in the City of Plymouth.

Plymouth Township Police Ofc. Aaron Warring was selected as the township Officer of the Year, introduced by Police Chief James Knittel. 

Foreman Dave Cirilli was honored as the Department of Municipal Services employee of the year. He was introduced by Department of Municipal Services Director Chris Porman, who is also the president of the Rotary Noon club. 

Plymouth Township opted not to participate in the Department of Municipal Services category this year. 

As has been the tradition for decades, each honoree was presented with a personal plaque and a chamber of commerce gift card. Each department will have the perpetual plaque displayed in the various headquarters updated to include the 2023 honorees.