'Signal 30' Award

The City of Isle of Palms gives an award for special citizen service. This special award occurs on an extremely limited basis as a result of a recommendation. The decision to give a "Citizen Service" award is made by City Council and actual award is bestowed by the Mayor and City Council.

The award was developed in 2002. It is named the "Signal 30" award because "Signal 30" is an Isle of Palms Public Safety code for "citizen service." The "Signal 30" Award is presented by the Mayor at a meeting of City Council.

Date BestowedName of RecipientDate of ActionReason Bestowed
October 25, 2022Harold Hirshman2022For saving a neighbor's life. 
July 27, 2021Howard Hogue2018-2021For Hogue’s efforts to keep the coast clean and draw attention to the litter crisis plaguing beaches, oceans and waterways. Read more here
October 27, 2020Terry McKenzie2020For putting out a fire in an occupied home, saving the life of the occupants.
July 28, 2015Diane Oltorik2011-2015For creation of a medical loan closet to assist residents and visitors with special needs.
January 24, 2012Bill PenningtonNovember 2, 2011For performing CPR and saving the life of a person in cardiac arrest.

February 26,

Jeremy ArgabrightJanuary 8, 2008For preventing the spread of a house fire by alerting the residents and the Fire Department.

February 26, 2008

Dylan CampbellJanuary 8, 2008

For preventing the spread of a house fire by alerting the residents and the Fire Department.

October 25, 2005

Matthew SmithSeptember 17, 2006For heroic action in pulling an Accident victim from a tractor trailer rig just before it burst into flames.
May 24, 2005Jack Tracey22+ yearsFor 22+ years volunteer coaching island youth sports: boys' basketball and baseball and girls' T-ball, softball and basketball teams.
June 25, 2002Alex MasonMay 24, 2002At age 13, he provided assistance to Emergency Responders in locating an injured 12-year-old boy at Hole 10 on the Golf Course.