The Jackson Firefighters Association will once again host a Texas Hold-Em poker tournament. The Texas Hold-Em poker tournament will be held on Saturday April 18, 2009 at the St. George Serbian Center located at 4667 Applegrove St NW, North Canton, OH 44720. Doors will open at 6:00PM and the poker tournament starts at 7:00PM. Once again, there will be free food and pop with $1.00 beers. If you have been to one of the Jackson Firefighters Texas Hold-Em poker tournaments before, you know it is always a good time.
The buy in for this event is $50 with one re-buy allowed. The poster for this event is available at the link below.
Jackson Firefighters Association Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament Poster
It is not too late to sign up for the Jackson Fire Expo 2009! There are still some registrations coming in and there are seats available. Online registration is the fastest way to register. You still have a few days to register, even though the “official” cutoff date was January 31. Do not miss out on the area’s hottest fire expo!
For complete information about the Jackson Fire Expo 2009, including event flyer, please see the Jackson Fire Expo 2009 page.
Firefighter Ryan Casper was honored as the Jackson Township 2008 C-Shift Firefighter of the Year. Firefighter Casper was nominated by several other C-Shift Jackson Township firefighter for his actions in February 2008 at the scene of an apartment fire on Wales Avenue. Firefighter Casper spotted a person trapped on a second story balcony. The fire was in this person’s apartment and they could not get to the front door. Firefighter Casper placed a ground ladder and rescued the person seconds before the sliding glass door shattered and flames consumed where the man had been standing. The actions of Firefighter Ryan Casper saved the life of this individual. Firefighter Casper was recognized at the C-Shift Christmas Party.
Jackson Township Fire Chief Ted Heck presents Captain Greg Leopold and Firefighter Gary Harrison with their awards at the meeting of the Jackson Township Trustees.
Captain Greg Leopold and Gary Harrison were recently named B-Shift Firefighters of the year. The pair were nominated by others on their shift for their November 18th heroic rescue of Christine Habony. Their actions, along with those of paramedic Thom Ross and firefighter James Anderson allowed the family of Christine Habony to say goodbye. Ms Habony, sadly, passed away as a result of her injuries several weeks after the fire. The family of Ms Habony was very grateful for the additional time that they were given to spend time with their beloved family member.
Captain Greg Leopold, Firefighter Gary Harrison, Firefighter James Anderson, and Paramedic Thom Ross were all recently recognized at a Jackson Township Trustees’ meeting for their actions. Jerry Valentine, the Jackson Township snow plow driver who reported the fire was recognized as a hero. His actions allowed the Jackson Township Fire Department to respond quickly to rescue Ms Habony and her dog, then extinguish the fire. The photos in this story are from the Jackson Township Trustees’ meeting where these individuals were recognized.
Firefighter pictured are from left to right: Captain Greg Leopold, Paramedic Thom Ross, Firefighter Gary Harrison, and Firefighter James Anderson.