|3/5/2014 10:06:00 PM|
Firemen hold annual awards banquet
|Submitted by Tim Lemon Chelan #7 Fire Chief|
Chelan Fire and Rescue held its 2013 Awards Dinner at Campbell's Resort Feb. 15, to recognize those members that distinguished themselves throughout the 2013 calendar year.
The 2013 total hours of training for all volunteers were 7,494.
Members recognized for logging in over 100 training hours in 2013 included: FF Jason Baker 104 hours; FF Dan Wright 117 hours; FF Sherry Fisk 122 hours; FF Jesus Cisneros 129 hours; FF Jimmy Littlefield 129 hours; MSC Karl Jonasson 133 hours; SS Marcia Holmdahl 133 hours; FF William Winkle 135 hours; FF Jaremy Hanson 153 hours; Lt/EMT Eric Sanderson 155 hours; FF Greg Girvin 172 hours; DO Mel Delong 177 hours; and DO Brian Thompson 178 hours.
Members recognized for logging in over 200 training hours in 2013 included: Lt Nathan Smeltzer 205 hours; Lt. Nolan Worley 207 hours; FF Thor Johnson 207 hours; FF Justin Thorpe 249 hours; FF Jon Mendoza 251 hours; Lt. Johnny Synder 266 hours and FF Judy Johnson 293 hours.
Members recognized for logging in over 300 training hours in 2013 included: EMT Dan Crandall 305 hours; FF James Belch 317 hours and FF/EMT John Steiner 250 hours.
Members recognized for logging in over 400 training hours in 2013 included: FF/EMT Jake Hepper 447 hours and FF Hal Jones 498 hours.
A 10 year service pin was presented to MSC Karl Jonasson.
Fire Commissioner Malvey Service Plaque: Jim Malvey Fire Commissioner Position 2008 - 2013; This award is presented for distinguished leadership in the performance of the Board of Fire Commissioners from 2008 to 2013. Fire Commissioner Malvey provided solid, consistent leadership and guidance throughout his term. Over this period of time, Fire Commissioner Malvey helped guide the department through a turbulent period, hire a new Fire Chief and the district's first twenty-four hour personnel, opened Station 73, re-established operations out of Station 72 and 74, along with measurable improvements in the district equipment and fleet of apparatus. From all of us to Fire Commissioner Jim Malvey, thank you for your service and a job well done.
2013 Helping-Hand Award: Chelan County Sheriff's Office; This award goes to a group, business or other agency that significantly contributed to the Fire District's goals of protecting lives and property. The Chelan County Sheriff's Office continues to be a strong partner agency supporting Chelan Fire and Rescue during emergency responses providing initial size-up information, safety and security for our personnel, traffic control and manpower throughout the year.
Fire Rescue Life Saving Medal: Deputy Ryan Moody, Deputy Adam Musgrove; Chelan County Deputies Ryan Moody and Adam Musgrove responded with Chelan Fire and Rescue units to a working house fire in the Washington Creek area. The two deputies arrived before the fire units and located an occupant that was still in the structure. Without hesitation and placing their own safety at risk, they entered the building, that was clearly on fire with the interior environment rapidly changing to hazardous for human life with visible flames coming from the back of the structure, and rescued the occupant. The two deputies went above and beyond the call of duty; the outcome of this fire may have included a fatality if the deputies had not acted when and the way they did.
2013 Recruit Firefighter of the Year: FF/EMT John Steiner: This award is presented to a member in his/her first year of service that has excelled in his/her training and over-all participation with the Fire District. This individual is selected by the Membership, John logged in 42 Emergency Responses, 346 Training Hours, 15 Volunteer Shifts, and obtained his IFSAC Firefighter I, IFSAC Hazardous Material Awareness & Operations, IFSAC Instructor I and EMT certified.
2013 Station Officer's Choice: Each Station Officer has the opportunity to recognize an individual from their station that has excelled at the station level: Station 71 FF Jon Mendoza; Station 72 DO Mel Delong; Station 73 FF Dan Wright; Station 74 FF William Winkel; Station 75 EMT Dan Crandall.
2013 Firefighter(s) of the Year: This award is presented for distinguished service in the performance of both emergency combat and non-combat operations. The individual receiving this award shall have had a measurable impact on an operation(s) or project(s) that has increased the effectiveness of the Fire District to carry out its' mission of saving lives and protecting property. This individual is selected by the membership.
Volunteer Firefighter: FF Hal Jones; Hal has logged in 60 Emergency Responses, 488 Training Hours, 8 Volunteer Shifts and obtained his IFSAC Firefighter I, IFSAC Hazardous Material Awareness & Operations, IFSAC Instructor I, has completed the EMT and is scheduled to take his certification examination.
Support Services Firefighter: D/O Brian Thompson. Brian logged in 52 Emergency Responses, 187 Training Hours and pulled Volunteer Shifts.
Career Firefighter: Adam Jones
2013 Fire Officer(s) of the Year: This award is presented for distinguished leadership in the performance of both emergency combat and non-combat activities. This individual's leadership shall have measurably increased the effectiveness of the Fire District to carry out its' mission of saving lives and protecting property. This individual is selected by the membership: Career Officer Lt/EMT Evan Woods; Volunteer Officer Lt Johnny Synder; Administrative Office Capt/EMT Pat Moore.
2013 Chief's Award: Fleet Manager John Goyne, This award goes to a member of the Fire District that has significantly contributed to the Fire District's goals of protecting lives and property through emergency response activities and/or non-emergency support activities. Fleet Manager John Goyne has and continues to be instrumental in ensuring our apparatus and equipment is in top working order. John also continues to take an active role in emergency response as a Driver/Operator. In late 2013 John took on the task of replacing an engine in one of the fire trucks. His efforts resulted in a cost savings to the district in revenue and time. Engine 72 is back on the street, proudly serving Chelan Falls and the Greater Lake Chelan Area. This individual is selected by the Fire Chief.
2013 Chief's Company: This award recognizes one officer, one driver/operator, one career firefighter and two volunteer firefighters and is based upon merit and skills during emergency operations. These individuals are selected by the Fire District's Chief Officers: Lt. Evan Woods; D/O Brian Thompson; FF Adam Jones; FF Hal Jones; FF John Steiner.
Chelan Fire 7's Firefighter's Association presented a certificate of thanks to those special folks that support the Firefighter's Association functions throughout the year by helping organize and facilitate the different events they are involved with: Faye Barker, Carol Kibler, Joan Simpson, Leslie Baggenstos, Sue DeLong, Marcia Holmdahl, Sara Synder, Sherry Fisk and Judy Johnson.
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