Seattle Fire Department Assistant Chief A.D. Vickery accepted thanks and flowers on behalf of the “Defenders of Greenwood” from Fire Station 21 Friday night at Taproot Theatre, moments before Taproot opened their 2010 season with C.S. Lewis’s “The Great Divorce.”
(Photo by Liz Ragland.)
Other firefighters who would have been there were called away on an emergency just moments before they were to be honored for their efforts to save the theater from an arson fire last Oct. 23.
Also honored was Steve Timian, the onsite foreman who worked 10-12 hour days to get the theater reopened in time for its 2010 season.
Asst. Chief Vickery then turned the tables and thanked Producing Artistic Director Scott Nolte and presented him with a Chief’s Coin, which is usually given within the fire department, but can be given for extraordinary acts of heroism or service to the community. He presented it to Nolte for his entire theater staff.
KOMO has a very nice video of the event here.