Camanche firefighters honored at annual banquet

Apr. 30—CAMANCHE — Members of the Camanche Fire Department were honored at their annual banquet held at the Fire Station on Saturday.

As announced during the event by Fire Chief Dave Schutte, the honors were as follows:

Announcement of 2024 officers:

First Assistant Chief Jeff Moore

Second Assistant Chief Duane Wiese

Capt. Greg Nelson

Capt. Jim Sowle

Lt. Jeff Hackney

Lt. Jordan Moore

Lt. Eric Dau

Others elected to office:

President Greg Nelson

Vice President Eric Dau

Secretary and Treasurer Jesse Baughman

Chairman of Works and Projects Committee Kevin Decker

Works and Projects Committee member Todd Powers

Works and Projects Committee member John Lund

Trustee Brian Wernick

Public Relations Officer Tom Franklin

Service awards:

Capt. Jim Sowle, 25 years of service

Firefighter/EMT Danny Weller, 30 years of service

Capt. Greg Nelson, 40 years of service

Top 10 volunteer responders of 2023:

Eric Dau, 76 calls

Kyle DeWitt, 90 calls

Brian Wernick, 95 calls

Mike Burmahl, 107 calls

Danny Weller, 123 calls

Arian Stowe, 127 calls

Jen Bielema, 131 calls

Greg Nelson, 160 calls

Tony Blomme, 189 calls

Tom Franklin, 209 calls

Aubrey Wilson Memorial Award for Volunteer of the Year 2023

Capt./EMT Greg Nelson

Other nominees for the Aubrey Wilson Memorial Award:

Lt./Paramedic Eric Dau

EMT Jen Bielema

Firefighter/EMT Tom Franklin

Firefighter/EMT Tony Blomme