STIHL reps present local Firefighter of the Year award

The Virginia Beach, Virginia, Fire Department held its annual award ceremony earlier this month, with members and citizens recognized for their outstanding service to the community and citizens of Virginia Beach. Representatives from STIHL presented the Firefighter of the Year award to Captain Edward “Woody” Landgrover.

“It’s our honor to once again sponsor the ‘Firefighter of the Year’ award and present Captain Edward Landgrover with a $500 STIHL product certificate in recognition for his service and dedication,” said Roger Phelps, STIHL Inc. corporate communications manager.

STIHL Firefighter of the Year presentation by Virginia Beach Fire Chief David Hutcheson to Captain Edward “Woody” Landgrover 2020 and STIHL Certificate Presentation by STIHL’s Roger Phelps and John Allen.

Landgrover is a 22-year veteran of the Virginia Beach Fire Department and has served as a Captain for over 10 years. For the last four years, he has been assigned to the Harry E. Diezel Fire Training Center as the lead Captain for the incumbent firefighters.

STIHL also presented the department training center with two STIHL MS 462 R C-M Rescue chain saws.

“We recognize the vital role that the training center has in preparing firefighters for a variety of situations,” said John Allen, STIHL Inc. product manager. “We are pleased that we can provide the latest in rescue saw technology to assist in this training.”

(From left) Captain Glenn Burnett (2016), Master Firefighter Mark Hundley (2010), Master Firefighter Mitchell Riley (2018), Roger Phelps, Captain Edward “Woody” Landgrover (2020), John Allen, Captain Harold Hill (2019), Captain Scott Prentice (2011) and Captain Gary Umphlett (2002).


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