Fire Chief Brandon Skaggs to Receive First Responder Award

Celebration scheduled for August 17th at Huber’s Orchard and Winery.

CLARKSVILLE, IN (July 24, 2023) – Ask just about anyone in the Town of Clarksville and they will tell you that the community is fortunate to have Chief Brandon Skaggs leading the way for the Clarksville Fire Department.  Since taking over the department, Skaggs has worked diligently to improve the department in every way from response times and firefighter training to community outreach and education.

Other organizations have taken notice of Chief Skaggs’ contributions including Clarksville-based Personal Counseling, Inc.  In fact, an independent panel of six judges chose to award Chief Skaggs with the Diane Fischer Award of Excellence in the First Responder/Healthcare category.  Chief Skaggs will receive the award at the Norman Melhiser Samaritan Awards Gala annual on August 17th at Huber’s Orchard and Winery.  According to PCS, the awards gala began in 2008 to recognize and honor individuals and organizations making significant, demonstrable, positive contributions to the community.  Independent, community leaders judge the nominees and select the winners.

“I’m very honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Chief Skaggs.  “I have dedicated my life and career to serving others in need of emergency medical care. Being a first responder has been very rewarding and humbling over the last 25 years.  This service can’t be provided by one person or agency, so for that, I’m grateful for the team of people that I get to work with in Clark County and from IDHS.”



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