Pictured are Pres. Angelika Senn , Fire Chief Tom Gwyer, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune and Firefighter of the Year Captain Jim Clement. Second picture is Rotarian and Firefighter of the Year Committee Chair Todd Setzer. Third picture is Pres Angelika Senn, Fire Chief Tom Gwyer, Mr. Alan Clemmons-SC House of Representatives, and Firefighter of the Year Jim Clement. The fourth picture is the Myrtle Beach Fire Department Honor Guard. The fifth picture is Mr. Tom Keegan extending congratulations on behalf of Tom Rice.
On May 17, 2019 the Myrtle Beach Chicora Rotary Club hosted their 15th annual Firefighter of the Year event, honoring the hard working Firefighters of the City of Myrtle Beach. It was a capacity audience of firefighters, their families, City and State Officials and Rotarians mingling and enjoying each other’s company over lunch. This year’s nominees were Mathew Ballard, Thad Bowman, Joe Friedman and Jim Clement. While all the nominees are outstanding and deserving Firefighters, the 2019 Chicora Rotary Firefighter of the Year Award went to Captain Jim Clement!
The Myrtle Beach Fire Department responds to more than 18,000 service calls per year. More than 180 men and women help staff six stations and one administration office. The Chicora Rotary is proud to honor these unsung heroes.