On November 13, 2018, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Bill Huntington Post 3699 in Indio recognized Fire Captain Paramedic Eric Lane as the Emergency Medical Technician of the Year for 2018. Captain Lane has more than 20 years of experience in paramedicine and has worked for Cal Fire for 17 years. Captain Lane is responsible for overseeing the entire paramedic program in the city and is assigned to the busiest fire engine that averages 15-20 emergency calls a day. Firefighter Shawn Murphy was recognized as Firefighter of the Year for 2018. Firefighter Murphy has more than 20 years of experience and currently is assigned to Engine 87 at the Terra Lago Fire Station in northeast Indio. Firefighter Murphy is one of the hardest working firefighters in the city, and is known for his wealth of knowledge and strong work ethic. Captain Lane and Firefighter Murphy love their fellow firefighters and love serving the City of Indio. Congratulations!