Longtime Neligh Rescue members were honored Tuesday night for their service while 30-year member Dennis Schwager was named EMT of the Year.
Both Schwager and Lyle Juracek were recognized for three decades of service by squad co-captains Jared Jacob and Brian Whitesel. Ken Capler received an award for 25 years with Neligh Rescue.
Jacob said this is the first year awards have been presented to Neligh EMTs, and it was important to him to recognize the outstanding efforts by the two dozen volunteers.
"I'm very proud to be a part of this team," Jacob said. "The experience we have on our squad is unbelievable, and each of them deserve to be thanked and recognized.
Six five-year members were also presented awards - Terra Bentley-Kimes, Sam Funk, Julie Tschirren, Mike Wright, Corrie Starkey and Steve Simonsen.
Jacob, Wright and Funk were recognized for a "Code Save" in March for saving an individual during a rescue call in Oakdale.
Other awards presented were to Simonsen for Most Improved EMT and Brian Schlote for Excellence in Education.
Neligh Rescue members are co-captains Jared Jacob and Brian Whitesel. Squad members are Kenny Capler, Diane Carpenter, Gayle Carlson, Doug Dennis, Sam Funk, Karen Hart, Phil Hart, Bryan Hohnholt, Dave Jacobsen, Lyle Juracek, Terra Bentley-Kimes, Mike Mortensen, Michaela Potter, Duane Risinger,Steve Simonsen, Dave Schmidt, Brian Schlote, Dennis Schwager, Corrie Starkey, Julie Tschirren, Mike Wright and Joan Wright.