Toni Sanger Receives MSFA Training Award
Firefighter/EMT Toni Lyn Sanger will be receiving the John E. “Sunny” Rose, Jr. Memorial Training Award for 2021 from the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
Toni joined Odenton Volunteer Fire Company in August 2019. Five members of the close-knit Sanger family joined in 2019. All are now responding members and have become key contributors to the fire company. The Sangers received the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Family Appreciation Award in 2020. Toni is representative of the commitment shown by each of the Sanger family members.
In much less than two years, Toni has become a fully certified Firefighter II in Anne Arundel County, even with the training obstacles presented by the COVID pandemic. She has quickly become one of the most active and committed responders. In 2020, she responded on 41 fire calls and 157 ambulance calls and is continuing on this pace in 2021. Firefighter Sanger continuously strives to improve both herself and the fire company. She seeks opportunities to learn and lead. In addition to her strong commitment to training and operations, Toni was also recently elected as Membership Secretary, a very demanding position. In calendar year 2020, Firefighter Sanger completed 462 hours of certified training. In addition to the above courses taken in 2020, FF Sanger took the required NIMS courses. In total, she has taken 548 hours of certified training and many hours of station-level training since joining less than two years ago!
Firefighter/EMT Sanger is an outstanding and dedicated member of the fire company. She has shown a deep commitment to training and service. In less than two years she has accomplished what many members take several years to achieve. It is enthusiastic members like Toni that maintain the vitality of the fire company.