Black Hawk College recently honored area first responders for their contributions, sacrifices and dedication to public service.
Community members were invited to nominate first responders who have demonstrated a willingness to place their own lives at risk for others or have dedicated themselves to the service of others. Events/incidents that occurred in the 12 months prior to nomination were considered.
The college received 58 award nominations for the 2023 First Responder Awards and selected four recipients.
First Responder Hero Award
Sgt. William Lind
East Moline Police Department
First Responder Agency of the Year Award
Moline Fire Department
Civilian First Responder Hero Award
Peyton Sallows, 7-year-old from Port Byron
Certificate of Appreciation
Genesis Ambulance Services
Read about the BHC First Responder Awards and Certificate of Appreciation 2023 (PDF) recipients.
The awards were presented at the 4th Annual First Responders Appreciation & Criminal Justice Career Exploration Day. More than 100 high school and college students attended and were able to talk to representatives from 18 first-responder agencies about career opportunities.
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