GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (April 23, 2014) – Below is a news release announcing the 2014 Grand Rapids Fire Department Firefighter of the Year:
American Legion Furniture City Post #258 would like us to share their selection of the 2014 Grand Rapids Fire Department Firefighter of the Year.
The 2014 Firefighter of the Year is Lieutenant David Pyle. Lt. Pyle will be the 45th GRFD member to receive the Firefighter of the Year award from the American Legion Furniture City Post #258
David Pyle entered the ranks of the GRFD on July 10, 1995. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008. He also held the rank of Equipment Operator from 2004 to 2008.
During his career, Lt. Pyle received the GRFD Medical Award four times – 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
In 2008, Lt. Pyle received the GRFD Medal of Commendation for his actions while assisting the Plainfield Township Fire Department during an ice rescue of an elderly person.
A celebratory dinner and award presentation is scheduled for Friday.