Nev. Gov. Honors Firefighters for Acts During Waterfall Fire; Notes Countless Homes, Businesses Saved

August 18, 2004

Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn honored four firefighters who distinguished themselves with acts of bravery during July’s Waterfall Fire in a ceremony Wednesday in the Governor’s office.

Gov. Guinn awarded certificates of recognition to Nevada Division of Forestry Captain Tim Leighton, firefighters Gregg Tibbetts and Eric Reymus, and firefighter Kevin Kleinworth of the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District.

“All four of these individuals, who put the safety of others before their own, are also emblematic of a tremendous overall interagency firefighting effort by hundreds of individuals who demonstrated heroic measures throughout the Waterfall Fire,” Gov. Guinn said. “By honoring them, the State of Nevada is honoring all of the firefighters who saved countless homes and businesses and ensured that no lives were lost during one of the most threatening fires Western Nevada has ever experienced.”

Nevada State Forester and Fire Warden Pete Anderson echoed Gov. Guinn’s sentiments.

“Throughout the Waterfall Fire, there were selfless acts taken by our firefighters in the Kings Canyon, Lakeview and Timberline areas, which greatly minimized the damage to homes and neighborhoods,” he said. “The Governor recognizes all of the selfless actions taken by our interagency firefighters through the presentation of these awards.”

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