Firefighter Holmes named City Employee of the Year

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Firefighter Clint Holmes

Firefighter Clint Holmes was named the 2018 City of Beaufort Employee of the Year during the Kick Off the Year Employee Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 11.  

Holmes has been employed with the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department since July 2012. He has moved up through the ranks and is currently a Firefighter III/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Holmes is an Acting Lieutenant for Shift III and is also an instructor for the South Carolina Fire Academy.  

Holmes has proven his willingness to go above and beyond both on and off duty, volunteering his time with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Burned Children’s Fund for the last several years by volunteering as a camp counselor for children ages 6-17 who have been burned in South Carolina. He spends a week with the children at Camp “Can Do” along with time throughout the year planning the camp.  

Holmes plays a huge role in the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Departments aluminum can program that helps raise money to send children who have been burned to camp. He assists with the emptying of the trailers at the aluminum scrap yard and donates the money from the cans to the MUSC Burned Children’ Fund.  

Holmes was awarded the 2018 City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department Firefighter of the Year and the Pride of the Battalion award from the South Carolina Fire Academy in 2012 for demonstrating leadership, integrity, determination, and good value while in recruit school.  

Holmes is a decorated firefighter, having been awarded the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Lifesaving Medal in 2015 and numerous citations for embodying the core values of the department when serving the community.

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