American Legion Post 164 honors firefighters and paramedics

American Legion Post 164 honored local firefighters and paramedics at its third annual banquet and awards ceremony Dec. 2 at the Elks Club.

Award recipients for 2017 from the Katy Fire Department are: Michael Ondruch, firefighter/paramedic,  Firefighter of the Year; and Jarrod Bowen, firefighter/paramedic, Paramedic of the Year.

From Harris County Emergency Services District 48, Captain Chris Primrose was named Firefighter of the Year.  Assistant Chief Eric Bank was selected as Paramedic of the Year.

Harry Woodstrom, commander of Post 164, said: “It’s the American Legion’s honor to recognize excellence in the firefighter and paramedic service.”