Northwest NEWS

March 13, 2000

Local News

Woodinville fire employees honored

   Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District has recognized several employees for their commitment to excellence during last year.

   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:

   Local 2950 presented an award to former Deputy Chief of Operations Dominic Marzano for his many accomplishments for the community and fire service family. Former union president Wally Holstad received the union's Leadership Award for 1999.