David Lewis & Wylie Donaldson earn MFCA Awards
On April 17, 2021, David Lewis & Wylie Donaldson from the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company received distinguished service awards from the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association (MFCA)’s
David Lewis received the Chief John W. Hoglund Leadership Award for 2021. This award recognizes an individual who has displayed leadership in advancing the health, safety, and readiness of the Maryland fire, rescue, and emergency services. Director Hoglund never sought out awards and recognition but dedicated his life to America’s firefighters because he cared about every one of them. David carries that same passion and has made his own mission to improve the health and safety of every firefighter he meets. David Lewis exemplifies the qualities represented by this award through his actions at the local, county, state, and national level.
Wylie L. Donaldson, Jr. received the Chief Leslie B. Thompson Memorial Award. This award is presented annually by the MFCA to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of the fire, rescue and emergency medical services of Maryland, provided distinguished service to their department and other departments; and provided distinguished service to their county, other counties, regional organizations and the State of Maryland. Wylie Donaldson has made outstanding contributions to the OVFC and the fire service in Anne Arundel County and across the State of Maryland for over 68 years.
Congratulations to David & Wylie for receiving these recognitions of their decades of service and leadership to the community, the state, and the nation.