Volunteer firefighter injured while working to douse Ka‘u blaze honored

  • Volunteer firefighter Lizzy Stabo receives the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Meritorious Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award from Laura Mallery-Sayre and Dr. Frank Sayre. Capt. Kaaina Keawe, right, pulled Stabo to safety after she fell into a collapsed fire hole in September. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Lizzy Stabo is surrounded by fellow volunteer firefighters and chiefs Saturday after receiving the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Meritorious Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Laura Mallery-Sayre and Dr. Frank Sayre present the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Meritorious Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award Saturday at the Kona Palisades Pavilion. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Lizzy Stabo receives a recognition plaque from the Hawaii County Council Saturday, presented by Councilwoman Rebecca Villegas. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A volunteer firefighter was honored Saturday with the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Meritorious Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.