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Assistant Chief Herzstein recieves OVFA Lifetime Achievment award


Tenmile Fire's own Assistant Chief Leonard Herzstein was recognized and awarded the 2021 OVFA Lifetime Achievment Award.

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The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have provided a long-term and significant commitment to public fire and life safety service. Only one person wins this – OVFA's highest honor awarded – in any given year and the nominees must have contributed 20 or more years of active service with an emergency service agency whose membership contains volunteers.

Leonard was nominated for this award by Chief Henderson in 2021 but due the pandemic the annual OVFA conference was canceled the last two years. We are glad that Leonard was able to be recognized at this years banquet and conference.

Leonard became a volunteer of the fire district in 1983. He has served as the training officer and as the the Assistant Chief since the late 1990's and in recent years the health & safety officer in addition to an Emergency Medical Responder. Leonard continues to be an asset to the department and is currently overseeing the administration of the ODF Firewise USA Grant the district recieved for the Upper Olalla & Byron Creek Communities in addition to his other duties.

Please help us congratulate Asst. Chief Leonard Herzstein for this achievement and thank him for his more than 38 years of service to Tenmile and all of the surrounding communities of Douglas County.