Members traveled north on Route 32 this evening to the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department's Legacy Hall for our annual Awards Banquet. After a delicious dinner, it was time for awards!
Life Member Frank Saunders was recognized for his nearly 60 years of service to the WFVFD. Resolutions from the Howard County Executive's Office, the Howard County Council, the Maryland General Assembly, and US Senator Ben Cardin's Office were presented to his son and grandson, Pat and Chris Saunders.
Top 10 Fire Responders (in decreasing order):
Chris Saunders, Chief Mickey Day, Sgt. Scott Christiansen, President Gary Unverzagt, Deputy Chief Mark Miller, John Logan, Lt. Nick Schwarz, Lt. John Jennings, Sgt. Eric Pelicano, JP Merkel
Top 10 EMS Responders (in decreasing order):
Cody Bannar, Sgt. Chuck Lewis, Kevin Sharpe, Lt. Dan Besseck, Lt. David Ruffle, Pieter Lucas, Lt. John Jennings, Bambi Nelms, Sgt. Eric Pelicano, Lt. Nick Schwarz
Top Combination Fire and EMS Responder: Sgt. Eric Pelicano
Duty Crew Member of the Year: JP Merkel
Charles H. Ridgely Memorial Award (Outstanding Administrative Member): Melissa Ciresi-Greenbaum
William B. Dorsey Rookie of the Year Award: David Lebair
Earl Molesworth Life Member Award: President Gary Unverzagt
Luke T. Hoffman Training Award: Sarah Copeland and Vickie Seets
Erik P. Steciak EMS Member of the Year: Lt. Nick Schwarz
Officer of the Year: Deputy Chief Mark Miller
Career Person of the Year: Chris High
HCDFRS Chief Butler presented career Captain Bob Wiseman with a plaque for his 35 years of service to the Howard County Fire Department
WFVFD Firefighter of the Year: Lt. Trent Fuller
We thank the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department for filling us in and enabling us to celebrate another great year and Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department for their hospitality as always. Here's hoping for a successful 2017!