MBFD’s Hames, County Fire’s Cameron, and Cal Fire’s Chief Flemming. Submitted photo
The San Luis Obispo Masonic Lodge recently honored four local firefighters making a donation in their name to a non-profit that helps childhood burn victims.
The King David’s Masonic Lodge, No. 209 F&AM, honored Morro Bay Fire Department Engineer/Paramedic, Kevin Hames; Cal Fire Battalion Chief Chad Flemming; SLO County Fire paid-on call firefighter, Mark Cameron; and SLO City Fire Engineer, Patrick Larsen.
The Masons honored the men because, “Their zeal and endeavor, have been of significant and outstanding service to their communities,” the Lodge said in a news release.
The Masons awarded the firefighters a framed certificate at the awards banquet held May 30 at the Masonic Lodge in Downtown SLO. They also made a $2,500 donation to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, a non-profit that supports burn victims and is supported by firefighters countywide with their annual Fire Engine Relay. The relay visits elementary schools in SLO County delivering a fire-safe message to the children.