Two Members of Winnfield Fire Department Receive Medal of Valor for Heroism

The 116th Louisiana State Firemen’s Association concluded their week-long annual conference Saturday night in Baton Rouge at the Crown Plaza with a banquet.

The banquet includes a ceremony to recognizes firefighters who have gone above the call of duty in Louisiana. These firefighters are given the Medal of Valor which is the highest honor a firefighter can receive in the line of duty.

Captain Philip Wilkerson and FF/OPR. Ben Murphy from the Winnfield Fire Department was chosen to receive the medal at this year’s event. The firefighters were selected for their actions on 7/17/21 when they saved a disabled person trapped inside his burning home. Capt. Wilkerson and FF Murphy went above the call of duty to save a life and in keeping with the greatest traditions of the fire service and the Winnfield Fire Department.

Several members of the WFD team and their families attended to observe and show support for the honors.

WFD members who attended:
Asst. Fire Chief Martin
Captain Wilkerson
FF/OPR. Dotson
FF/OPR. Murphy
PT FF/OPR. Harrell

Pictured above: Left Philip Wilerson and Ben Murphy

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