Firefighter of the Year Recipients

2015Joe Smith
2014Jon Secue
2013Ben Ryba
2012Joseph Smith
2011Thomas Boden
2010Kristin Braziunas
2009Emily Jindra
2008Robert Dillon
2007Michael Streator
2006Robert Schubert
2005Markian Rozmarynowycz
2004Robert Schubert
2003Michael Streator
2002Shawn Clawson
2001Susan Hiesser
2000Richard Edwards
1999Orval J. Tingler
1998Ben Ryba
1997Stephen G. Pauley, Jr.

The Firefighter of the Year Award promotes:
  • Contributions of value to Department’s program of customer satisfaction
  • Contributions to improvement of productivity and effectiveness of Department
  • Level of participation in emergency response activities
  • Initiatives to promote teamwork excellence Improving the department’s performance and position in fulfilling its public responsibilities.
  • Serving as a role model in a teamwork environment.
  • Facilitating communication within the organization.
  • Delivery of ever-improving value to customers, resulting in service excellence.
  • Contribution to research or development of customer programs.
  • Improvement in efficiency or effectiveness of customer programs.
  • Alignment of programs with department goals and objectives.
  • Program innovation and creativity.
  • Education and training initiatives.
  • Significant modification of processes to improve customer focus, productivity or both.
  • Compliance with departmental policy and procedures.


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