For The Vista
Fairfield Glade Fire Department held their Firefighter awards banquet for the year 2012. This was the night for recognizing the achievements and the contributions of the firefighters and the Ladies Auxiliary.
This year’s banquet event was held on Monday Oct 8th at the Fairfield Glade Legends restaurant and was emceed by Chief Howard Robb.
The highlight of the evening, and the banquet came, with the naming of the Firefighter of the year — Jerry Turner.
This award exemplifies professionalism and a dedication to service in our community. To the delight of everyone in attendance the 2012 Firefighter of the year is Jerry Turner.
Jerry joined the fire department in 2003, and currently is still very active by taking care of several different jobs in the department.
Jerry is in charge of the street signs, so we can find you. He is our water technician, locating the closest fire hydrants to our fire scenes.
Jerry is also in charge of keeping our air bottles filled. Prior to coming to Fairfield Glade, Jerry is a very proud of his service in the Marine Corp as well as being a Mason and Shriner.
Chief Robb started out by welcoming and thanking the invited guests for attending and making this evening so special. Chief Robb spoke about all of the achievements of the Fire Department in 2012. He thanked the Fire Fighters for their service, and thanked the Fairfield Glade residents and Time Share visitors for their great support of our fundraisers, plus their generous donations toward the replacement of engine #5.
He reminded those in attendance of all that the department has accomplished this year.
Chief Robb told the attendees that our department is very well trained, and the residents should be very proud that we’ve continued to achieve the department’s high standards again this year.
The awards part of the evening began with the special recognition and a thank you to one of our Ladies Auxiliary members, Jane Tavernier for her hard work and the successful raffle of Jane’s two handmade Quilts, a basket of cheer, and a hand carved Duck.
Next were the plaques for the retiring firefighters of 2012. Mark Carle, served for six years; Dave Kittell, 10 years; Dennis Sundermeyer, 13 years; Jack Landry, 16 years; and Tom Rosenbergh, served for 18 years.
Service Awards for 2012 included: Dave Kittell; Jay Damron; Bob Bennett; Curt Richardson; and Carl Richter who were each honored for 10 years of service.
The 2012 awards for five years of service were given to Gary Storer, and Bob Tavernier.
Finally the chief thanked the residents and the Time Share Visitors for their great support of our pancake breakfasts, and their continuing contributions to the department. Chief Robb thanked all the firefighters and their wives.