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Local firefighter honored with statewide award


June 27, 2018

CRAIG WILSON, left, with colleague Carl Lemmer, has been named Oregon Department of Forestry Seasonal Firefighter of the Year.

Craig Wilson, a Sweet Home teacher who spends his summers as a member of the local Oregon Department of Forestry fire crew, has been named the state's Seasonal Firefighter of the Year .

"Craig's worked here for 20 years," said Neil Miller, Wildland Fire Supervisor for the Sweet Home Unit, who nominated Wilson for the award, which was presented Friday, June 22, in Mohawk by Deputy State Forester Nancy Hirsch. Sweet Home's Carl Lemmer was also honored for completing 30 years of service with ODF.

Miller, in his nomination letter, said Wilson is well-trained and knowledgeable in procedures for...

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