Find Posts By Topic

2018 Seattle Fire Department Awards Luncheon

SEATTLE – On Wednesday, May 16, Seattle Fire Department employees and members of the community will be honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel. SFD partnered with the Seattle 4 Rotary Club to host this event, which allows award recipients to be recognized by those they serve.

Each year, SFD members nominate their colleagues for their exemplary service and dedication. This year’s luncheon is emceed by SFD Deputy Chief Phil Jose and King 5 Evening News Anchor/Seattle 4 Rotary Club President Elect Mark Wright. Congratulations to all award recipients:


  • Mayday Procedures: Battalion Chief Matt Rogers, Battalion Chief Michael Sharp, Battalion Chief Geoffrey Wall, Battalion Chief Brady O’Brien, Battalion Chief Paul Foerster, Firefighter/Dispatcher Hilton Almond, Firefighter/Dispatcher Diana Delashmutt
  • Pump Operator Academy: Lieutenant Brian Anderson, Firefighter Jonathan Foree, Firefighter Gib Mastri II, Firefighter Morten Haastrup


  • Ladder Company 11: Captain Jared Fields, Firefighter Ryan Rimmer, Firefighter Daryl Finley, Firefighter John Guthrie
  • Wildland Team Coordinators: Captain Erik Hotchkiss, Lieutenant Cameron Chambers
  • Rescue One, Aid 14: Lieutenant Colin McElroy, Firefighter Jesse Radomski


  • Off-duty Cyclist Response: Lieutenant Kenny Stuart
  • Rescue Swimmers in Action: Lieutenant Michael McCaslin, Firefighter Dalen Roesijadi, Firefighter Jonas Smith
  • Recruit Class 105: Firefighter Lane Cromelin, Firefighter Kody Hayes, Firefighter Katherine Knowles, Firefighter Tucker Lazare, Firefighter Ryan Read, Firefighter Nate Thompson, Firefighter David Walters, Firefighter Sam Woestwin
  • Vegas EMS Response: Firefighter Mark Jennings
  • Off-duty CPR: Lieutenant Mark Nelson


  • FDIC Instructor of the Year: Firefighter Aaron Fields


  • Swift Water Rescue: Firefighter Brandon Freeland
  • Captiol Hill Fire: Firefighter Joshua Materi


  • Customer Service Award: Melodi Drake, Fire Alarm Center
  • Employee of the Year: Kellie Randall, Public Affairs
  • Firefighter of the Year: Firefighter Craig Snow, Ladder 4
  • Officer of the Year: Captain Chris Greene, Engine 25
  • Chief of the Year: Deputy Chief Reba Gonzales, Battalion 3/EMS
  • Lifetime Achievement: Firefighter Michael Osborne, Engine 24
  • Lifetime Achievement: Loi Birge, Management Information Systems


  • James and Sherry Raisbeck

Thank you to this year’s event sponsors: Seattle 4 Rotary Club, Seattle Firefighters Union – Local 27, Seattle Fire Chiefs Union, Local 2898, Seattle Fire Department Officer’s Association, SMEAD Capitol Management, American Red Cross, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Evergreen Treatment Services, NWSC, WSRB, Kenney’s Office Supply, Absco Solutions.