Iuka Fire Department Names Its Fireman of the Year
Fire Department Looking for District Residents Who Would Like to Learn EMS to Become First Responders on Medical Calls
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Iuka Fire Chief Kenny Eagan presents the Fireman of the Year Award to Chad Eagan.
Photo by Bruce Kropp

The Iuka Fire Department has named its Fireman of the Year.

For the second straight year, Chad Eagan has won the award. He's honored to receive the award voted upon by the firefighters and appreciates all they do.

"I like being able to give back to the community. It takes a lot of time and training hours to be an effective firefighter and I just like to be able to give back to the community that I was born and raised in," said Eagan.

Fire Chief Kenny Eagan reported the department handled 138 calls in 2017. They included 85 EMS first responder calls, 13 motor vehicle accidents and 40 fires, including four structure fires.

Eagan is pleased three former firefighters have rejoined the department.

Assistant Chief Nick Hays made a plea for more Iuka Fire District residents to volunteer and be trained as EMT to assist those with medical needs before an ambulance arrives from Salem. He reports training will soon start in Clay City. The Iuka Fire Department will provide transportation and pick up the cost of the training.


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