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Celebrate Seattle Fire’s 2020 Annual Awards winners

Congratulations to all of the Seattle Fire Department members who have been recognized for their outstanding efforts for 2020.

The department recently aired a video recognition ceremony to celebrate the individual and team efforts from last year that earned an annual award. We invite the community to watch the ceremony via YouTube and hear about the exceptional work of our personnel.

2020 winners

More than 250 employees earned special recognition for their courageous fire and EMS responses, leadership and service above self to the community we serve. We also recognized 10 individuals as employees of the year in various categories:

Chief of the Year: Deputy Chief Melissa Kennedy 

Officer of the Year: Lieutenant Michael Brian Wallace 

Firefighter of the Year: Firefighter Roger Webber 

Civilian of the Year: Sarah Smith

Lifetime Achievement: Lieutenant Jon Kimball, Lieutenant Kym LeRoy and Lieutenant Francis Brennan 

Customer Service: Evan Ward 

Community Service: Firefighter Tien Tran and Galen Thomaier, Last Resort Fire Department