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Hale takes top city fire award
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Seth Wright (left) and Garrett Johnson (right) tied for most documented training hours among non-officer city firefighters in 2016 at 125.5 hours each.
Deputy Chief Hoyte Hale received the "Highest Attendance Award" at the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual banquet Saturday night. The award was presented by Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker presented the award, which Hale won for the third straight year. Hale attended 148 of 175 calls in 2016.