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Escondido firefighters honored for special projects

Division Chief John Tenger, Support Volunteer Chris Vacarro, Firefighter Paramedic Ricky Tlapala, Engineer Ryan Vierra, Division Chief Art Holcomb, Fire Department Specialist Tyler Sheldon.

March 30 several members of the Escondido Fire Department were honored for a number of special projects that helped make an impact on the organization. The following persons were recognized:

Fire Engineer Ryan Vierra for his many hours of hard work and dedication to the Personal Protective Equipment project.

Firefighter Paramedic Tyler Terich for his development of a medication inventory control system to eliminate waste and redundancy. Tyler’s system has saved the department thousands of dollars over the past several years.

Firefighter Paramedic Ricky Tlapala for managing the annual Love Your Heart Program. Ricky directed the day long project at 4 locations to check blood pressures on dozens of people, potentially saving lives.

Volunteer Chris Vacarro for his many hundreds of hours performing business inspections.

Fire Department Specialist Tyler Sheldon for his many years of fire hydrant testing and service.  

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