HVFC Chief Receives 2021 Life Saving Award
By Fire Lieutenant JJ Lynott
May 15, 2023

Today at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Public Safety Awards recognition ceremony HVFC Chief Troy Hipsley was awarded a 2021 Life Saving Award.

On October 8, 2021 just before noon units were Alerted for a vehicle that drove through a retaining wall and was suspended between the wall and a tree, approximately twenty feet in the air in the 800 block of Washington Rd, Westminster. Chief Hipsley responded as a member of Carroll County’s Advanced Technical Rescue (ATR) Team. All personnel at the scene worked together along with a local towing and recovery company to safely secure and rig the vehicle so it could be lifted safely to the parking lot. Amazingly the occupant was not injured.

The officers and members would like to congratulate our chief on this award.