March 13, 2000
Payroll and system administrator Lynell Ferguson was named Employee of the Year. Former Deputy Chief of Operations Dominic Marzano received special recognition for 12 years of distinguished service. Battalion Chief Mark Emery and training division secretary Karen Moore were given the Chief's Award for regional group training efforts in consolidation.
Battalion Chief Phil Paige was honored for his efforts in revising the District's strategic plan. Lt. Scott Reifers, B/C Mark Emery and Lt. Rob Robertson were recognized for their training as incident safety officers.
Firefighters Tony Woods, Gary Arnold, Chris Hughes, Matt Plush, Matt Roodzant, and Scott Wedermeyer were recognized for successfully completing the Driver Operator Academy.
Lt. Tim Bollinger and firefighters Steve Cooke and Rick Ihrie became instructor specialists. Lt. Tad Wineman was recognized for the research and purchase of a thermal imaging camera for the department. Firefighter Greg Garat was honored for his research and the purchase of a heavy rescue tool. Firefighter Doug Bahr was recognized for maintaining the Fire Department's health and wellness program.
Other accomplishments included recognizing members for their years of service: