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Montecito Fire Valor Award Ceremony

By Jackie Jenkins
Oct 31, 2018 at 07:55 PM

Montecito Fire Department held a Valor Ceremony on October 30, 2018, honoring Firefighter Paramedic Andy Rupp and Wildland Fire Specialist Maeve Juarez for their heroic efforts during the January 9 Debris Flow.


Chief Hickman presented the Medal of Valor awards, the highest honor given for extrordinary acts of courage. This is the first time the award has been presented in the 100 year history of the Montecito Fire Department.

Montecito Fire Valor Award Ceremony

Maeve Juarez and Andy Rupp are pictured above with chief officers from left to right: Al Gregson, Scott Chapman, Kevin Taylor, Chip Hickman, Travis Ederer and Aaron Briner

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