Firefighters, Late EMT Nathan Berry Honored

July 16, 2012

First responders in Escambia County, Ala., honored their own last week during their annual appreciation banquet.

Among those honored were 22-year old EMT Nathan Berry who was killed in an off-duty traffic accident south of Jay last month. The award was accepted by his wife, Tiffany Berry.

Berry, a certified firefighter and paramedic, dedicated his life to serving the public in emergency services. He was a former employee of Atmore Ambulance and was currently a supervisor for Lifeguard EMS in Santa Rosa County. He was a volunteer member of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department near Flomaton, and was a firefighter for Escambia County Fire Rescue’s Century Station.

During the event, Allan Rice, executive director of the Alabama Fire Collage, spoke on the reality of disasters and the importance of readiness.

Pictured: (L-R) EMS Person of the Year the late Nathan Berry accepted by his wife Tiffany, Career Firefighter of the Year Daniel Love, Atmore Fire Department; Male Firefighter of the Year Christopher Burch, Appleton VFD; and Female Firefighter of the Year Cindy Jackson, McCall VFD. Photo by Emilie Mims for, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Firefighters, Late EMT Nathan Berry Honored”

  1. Chad on July 17th, 2012 8:24 am

    So proud of each who won these awards. I have worked with Nathan and Dan, they are both well deserving of this award. Miss you Nathan !

  2. curtis turk on July 16th, 2012 2:35 pm

    so proud of nathan and all the others that received awards i thank all of you for what you do and god bless all of you for the many sacrafices

  3. Karen on July 16th, 2012 9:42 am

    Way to go Dan…Soo proud of you!!! Congrats to sad to hear of Nathan Berry :(

  4. Ginny Tyler on July 16th, 2012 9:02 am

    proud of all my firefighter family, Thank you for all you do.

  5. Steve Hanks on July 16th, 2012 3:54 am

    Congratulations to all those that where honored. To do the job that is asked of you everyday is amazing. It takes a special person to handle the task of our emergency reponders. From our hearts to yours, God bless you and thank you for all you do. We don’t tell you near enough, Thank you. So proud of you Nathan.

  6. AlFirewoman on July 16th, 2012 2:25 am

    I am proud to say i work along with these fine folks. Congrades to all the winners,well deserved. I also have to say congrades to those whom also got their invest coins on this night as well…we all work hard and deserve all the accalaids we receive. Tiffany Berry,u are one strong,classy and beautiful lady. U and your family are in my prayers everyday…Nathan deserved his awards,and im sure he was there. The banquet went well this year,thanks to those who worked hard to put it together. Also,take time to thank your local ffs,we work hard and a pat on the back for all that work means alot.