VFW Awards First Responder of the Year for 2022 to One of Our Own
By Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best
May 19, 2023

On Saturday, May 13th, Ridge VFD's Health & Safety Officer Phil Cooper was honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as First Responder of the Year for 2022. Phil was awarded at the local (VFW Post 2632 - California, MD; $250), the Southern Region ($100), and the State (Maryland) levels. He will be considered for higher level awards at the National VFW level later this year.

Congratulations Phil on your outstanding service to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and St. Mary's First District. Well deserved!