1st Responders – Thank you!
97.5 WQBE & Midway Ford want to say THANK YOU to our First Responders.
Thank you firefighters – Police officers – EMT’s!
We appreciate YOU! And we simply want to say “THANKS”.
We are taking nominations for our “First Responder of the Week”.
Fill out the form below and let us know about your First Responder!
We will award our weekly First Responder winner with a $25 gift certificate and make a $100 donation in their name to their favorite charity!
Great News concerning a 1st Responder in Boone County
Director of Boone County Ambulance Authority – Bryan S. Justice was awarded the VFW National Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) Award Friday at the Hometown Security Meeting at Lick Creek.
Bryan also received the VFW Paramedic of the Year for all of West Virginia
April 17, 2018
Our 1st Responder of the Week
Shannon May of Spencer
Shannon is a Paramedic and Volunteer FIrefighter with the Clover-Roane Fire Department
Shannon’s sister wrote:
Shannon May is an amazing daughter, sister, wife, and mother to her three little girls. She has worked for Roane county EMS for the past 8 years. She started out as an EMT and later became a paramedic. Although she is first and foremost a mother and wife, she has made her career one of the most important things in her life. While working in EMS she has gone through two pregnancies and worked until she couldn’t anymore up until the last month of her pregnancy. She even asked to go back to work two weeks earlier than recommended after having had a cesarean section and was approved. She has always loved her job. She loves knowing that she can help people. She is one of the hardest working women I have ever met. I have babysat her daughters for her while she worked a 24 hour shift, and instead of coming home and laying down to rest she made time to play with her girls, do household chores, make a home cooked meal, give the girls a bath, put them to bed, and spend the rest of the night watching TV with her husband before heading to bed. If that isn’t love and dedication to both her job and her family then I don’t know what is. I am nominating my older sister, Shannon May because she is the hardest working woman I know. And the biggest role model in her little sisters life.
WQBE and Midway Ford will award Shannon a $25 Gift Certificate and will make a $100 donation to the charity of her choice. Her choice is St. Jude Children’s Hospital
April 10, 2018
Our 1st Responder of the Week
Anthony Runyon of Madison
Anthony’s wife wrote:
I would like to nominate my husband Anthony Runyon for 1st Responder of the week. My husband is one of the most loyal, strong, and selfless person I have ever met and I am not just saying that because I am his wife. My husband is a paramedic for Kanawha County Ambulance Authority, a captain with the Madison Volunteer Fire Department and also a field medical examiner with the state. He has a total of 14 years in EMS and 18 years in the fire department. He was also apart of the Kanawha County Regional Response team that went to Florida for hurricane Irma. He was away from our family for over two weeks working to help others in their time of need. He gives everything he has to help others. If you know him then you know that service and helping others is in his blood. He lives for it. He is the person running in when everyone else is running out. I could give you a lot more reasons as to why you should choose my husband as 1st Responder of the week but that would take all day so please choose my husband. He truly deserves it.
WQBE and Midway Ford will award Anthony a $25 Gift Certificate and will make a $100 donation to the charity of his choice. His choice, the Pratt Fire Department!
April 3, 2018
It’s time to award our 1st – 1st Responder of the Week.
Thanks to Mike and Mike and Midway Ford, halfway between Huntington and Charleston and WQBE.
With the recent events surrounding the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department, all of us were reminded just how dangerous being a 1st Responder can be.
As you know, the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department was responding to a serious fatal crash on the WVA turnpike almost two weeks ago, when their truck rolled over. 5 firefighters were on the rig, 2 were killed and 3 others are injured-
There is another funeral today. Lieutenant Tom Craigo’s funeral is at 2pm at Riverside High School this afternoon. Saturday the funeral for Assistant Fire Chief Michael Edwards was held with thousands in attendance
Injured in the crash – Fire Chief Timmy Walker, Firefighter Billy Hypes, 17 year old Firefighter Kyle Jenkins.
It is with great honor and much sadness that our 1st – 1st Responder of the Week goes to the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department. WQBE and Midway Ford will make a donation to the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department. And we thank them for being the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency. day or night 24/7 – 365