The Ferris Fire Department held their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Javier’s in Downtown Ferris. The award titles and winners (l-r) are: Chief Thomas Griffith of Lancaster Fire Department accepting the Firefighter of the Year award for his son, Tyler Griffith. Tyler, a full time firefighter in Red Oak, was on duty and unable to attend. Ferris Chief Scott Mitchell, Jason Birdwell, Rookie of the Year, Matthew Oyervides, EMS First Responder of the Year,Brad Reneau, Pride and Ownership award and Kerby Page, Officer of the Year award. The awards are voted on by their peers each year for their actions during the current year.