Sun Lakes Fire Department Captain Brad Rock is congratulated by Chief of Department Paul Wilson on his 25th anniversary with the department. During his tenure Rock has served as a firefighter, engineer, captain, battalion safety and training officer and as an acting battalion chief. As the Battalion Safety and Training officer he was instrumental in staffing emergency services positions, implementing changes in policy, providing training instruction and providing support for Battalion Chiefs. Capt. Rock has also arranged community immunizations and CPR classes as well as interacting with the SLFD’s Community Assistance Program (photos and caption by Brian Curry). v
Sun Lakes resident Ron Kurtzman donated an American flag belonging to his brother Bill who served in the US Navy during World War II; Ron, himself a veteran, served during the Korean War, and their father, William Kurtzman, served during World War I. The family has over 50 years of combined military service. The entire Sun Lakes Fire Department crew that were on duty that day, including the crew from Station Two, the Community Assistance Program crew and Deputy Chief Dan Guerra attended the Veteran’s Day ceremony as the flag was raised over Station One in honor of Bill Kurtzman and the entire family’s dedication and courage. (Photo by Wayne Divoky; caption by Brian Curry).