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2017 Annual Awards

Firefighter of the Year

An individual who embodies those characteristics and skills which exemplify excellence in firefighting and emergency medical services in addition to consistently demonstrating characteristics and attitudes that promote and nurture excellence in team and department.

Awarded to Engineer Kevin O’Keefe

Officer of the Year

An individual who embodies those characteristics and skills which exemplify excellence in leadership and an individual who exemplifies characteristics and attitudes that promote and nurture excellence in team and department.

Awarded to Captain Scott Galassi

Employee of the Year

A civilian department member who consistently and with a high degree of excellence, exemplifies the best of the organization in actions and attitude and an individual who exemplifies characteristics and attitudes that promote and nurture excellence in team and department.

Awarded to James King and Mark Marcelia of Facility Maintenance

Distinguished Service

Individuals who are honored for their dedication, leadership, and significant contributions to advance the goals of the fire department. Individuals who exhibit unusual thoughtfulness, conscientiousness, determination, and initiative in the performance of duty over a period of time, and who’s action brings honor and distinction to the department.

Awarded to Captain Scott Galassi and Captain Beth Gallup

Unit Citations

Awarded to a group of department members who make up a company or team, which has performed an act of heroism, or performed in an outstanding manner worthy of recognition.

Awarded to Engine 47 – Acting Captain Walt Henry, Engineer Monte Catlin, and Firefighter Casey Linhart
Awarded to Chaplain Team – Pat Ellis, Kathy Stevens, Lisa Ellis, Kurt Wolfe, and Jason Fors
Awarded to Facilities Team – Division Chief Pat Pawlak, Captain Beth Gallup, Mark Marcelia,  and James King

Medal of Valor

An individual who distinguishes themselves by conspicuous bravery involving other persons actually present, where extreme personal danger is involved.

Awarded to Captain Jim Blatt