February 1, 1999
Fire Chief Fred Baker bestowed Five Years of Service awards to Lieutenant Jim Torpin and Lieutenant Jeff Tagart. Fifteen Years of Service awards went to Deputy Chief John Lapsansky, Captain Paul Schultz, Fire Fighters John Blake, Kevin Kemp, and Mark Wilkerson, and Administrative Support Specialist Shannon Dewey.
The banquet program included the Fire Commissioner's address, given by Carolyn Armanini, and the Fire Fighters Union address given by Jim Torpin. The Fire Officer of the Year award, presented by Deputy Chief Robert Peterson, was awarded to Acting Captain Michael Jones. Deputy Chief Lapsansky presented the Fire Fighter of the Year award to William "Mitch" Sauer.