East Jefferson firefighter receives honor for his service to community
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Liberty Mutual Insurance representatives Barbara Cercone, left, and Carrie Taylor present East Jefferson Fire-Rescue firefighter and emergency technician Mike Kitchcart with the Firemark Award for community service, valor and selfless spirit.

By Peninsula Daily News staff

PORT TOWNSEND — Liberty Mutual Insurance presented East Jefferson Fire-Rescue firefighter and emergency medical technician Mike Kithcart with the Firemark Award at a recent Board of Fire Commissioners meeting.

Kithcart was nominated for the community service and public education award by a family friend, who noted his firefighting and community efforts while raising a family of five children and assisting an ill wife.

The award was presented by Barbara Cercone and Carrie Taylor of Liberty Mutual.

Recognize firefighters

Twenty years ago, Liberty Mutual began the local award program to recognize firefighters throughout the nation who best represent their communities through courageous acts and who best demonstrate the firefighter's selfless spirit.

The award took its name from the “firemark” — a leaden plate in the form of a phoenix rising from the ashes, which American fire offices in the 18th and 19th centuries used to mark the houses they insured.

Last modified: December 29. 2013 9:54PM
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