The Valley Fire District which covers Peninsula, Boston Township and the Village of Boston Heights, hosted its 2013 awards banquet at the Clarion Inn.

The 2013 Firefighter of the year award was presented to Fire/Medic Mike Packard for his dedication to the fire district.

The inaugural Don Reinbolt EMS award was presented by it's namesake, retired Peninsula Fire Chief Don Reinbolt to Fire/ Medic Tony DeCarlo for his excellence as an EMS provider.

The third award went to Valley Fire Chief Charlie Riedel for his dedication and hard work on the proposal that brought together the Valley Fire District and the Boston Heights Fire Department which now provides 24 hour fire and EMS coverage from the community fire stations to: Peninsula, Boston Heights and Boston Township.