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BUG Fire Department honors firefighters with awards

The recognition of several volunteer firefighters was on display earlier this month in Brussels. The Brussels-Union-Gardner (BUG) Fire Department celebrated its own by awarding Years of Service Recognition, Newly Retired, and the Annual Golden Axe Award.   Captain Bryan Jeanquart was presented with the annual Golden Axe Award, a distinction for going above and beyond the call of duty over the past year.   Fire Chief Curt Vandertie presented the awards to eight active firefighters who have served BUG Fire for at least five years, including Dan Vandertie and Galen Baudhuin for 35 years of service. Fire Chief Vanderie also recognized four new members of the department and the three newly retired firefighters, Dean Tassoul, Joel Daoust, and Mike Hanson. You can find the complete list of awards posted below.


5 years:

Dalton Everard

Eric Micolichek

10 years:

Mike Paye

20 years:

Jamie Kluth

25 years:

Bob Massart

Curt Vandertie

35 years:

Dan Vandertie

Galen Baudhuin

The following are Newly Retired:

Dean Tassoul: served for 25 years as a Firefighter at Station 1

Joel Daoust: served for 16 years in positions of Firefighter and Captain for Station 1

Mike Hanson: served for 10 years as a Firefighter at Station 2

The fire department also welcomed 4 new members who joined during the past 12 months. They included Danelle Micolichek, Andrew Martyn, Noah Slamka and Sarah Daul

Golden Axe:  Bryan Jeanquart





(photo courtesy of BUG Fire, Jeanquart receiving Golden Axe Award)

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