HONORED — The Whitesburg Volunteer Fire Department held its annual awards banquet Jan. 12 at the fire department. The banquet is held to recognize the volunteer firefighters and their service to the department and the community. The fire department responded to 74 calls in 2009, ranging from structure fires, vehicle fires, EMS calls, spills/leaks, smoke scares, fire alarms, to automobile accidents. Fire Chief Gary Mullins present the awards at the banquet: Most Fire Calls Responded, first place Charles Colwell and second place Earl Johnson; Most Fire Training Hours — first place David Pennington and second place Aaron Profitt; Most Training Classes Attended — first place Charles Colwell and second place Lee Anna Mullins. The fire chief also presented pins to department firefighters representing their years of service. Pictured are (left to right) Lee Anna Mullins, David Pennington, Charles Colwell, Aaron Profitt, and Earl Johnson.