Some images from the 2015 Lake Dillon Fire awards ceremony on Saturday, April 25.
LDFR Fire Corps volunteer (and spouse of the deputy chief) Janis Berino receives her ceremonial ax for 15 years of dedicated service.
Deputy Chief Jeff Berino, left, and Chief Dave Parmley, right, honor recently retired finance manager Linda Boucher and Battalion Chief Kelly Wagner for 25 years of service.
Fire Inspector Dave Coulter receives his award for 10 years of service from Assistant Chief Steve Skulski as Chief Dave Parmley looks on.
Lt. Kevin Skaer receives the Chief’s Leadership Award from Chief Dave Parmley as Assistant Chief Bruce Farrell looks on.
Battalion Chief Kelly Wagner, left, and Chief Dave Parmley, right, honor the Engine 8 A Shift crew — Lt. Casey Humann, firefighter Aaron Ferdig, firefighter/medic Adam Anderson and acting engineer Frank Towers — with the LDFR Unit Citation for their terrific work on a Jan. 2 house fire.
Chief Dave Parmley and Deputy Chief Jeff Berino award the Medal of Valor — one of the department’s highest honors — to firefighter/medic Adam Anderson, firefighter/medic Rob Evans, Lt. Casey Humann and firefighter Dan Ross for their efforts to save a man trapped in a house fire on Jan. 2.
Lt. Casey Humann receives the Firefighter of the Year award from Chief Dave Parmley.
The LDFR Honor Guard
Battalion Chief Kelly Wagner and his wife, Leslie.
LDFPD Board member Larry Gilliland and Assistant Chief Steve Skulski
Firefighters Steve Wantuck and Frank Towers
Lt. John Wilkerson and Capt. Kim McDonald.
Recipients of the LDFR Citizens Awards were Dan Schroeder and Beth Huron of the CSU Cooperative Extension Service for their terrific leadership with the Summit County Wildfire Council.
Engineer Rob Swier introduces our next recruit to Chief Dave Parmley.
Firefighter Ryan Grafmiller with recently retired finance manager Linda Boucher and her replacement, Mary Hartley.
Engineers Doug Beeler and Rob Sweir go mano a mano.
Firefighters Aaron Ferdig, Taylor Reifschneider and firefighter/paramedic August Guettlein ham it up.
The uniformed crews in attendance.
LDFR Chief Dave Parmley and Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Steve Skulski
The LDFR fire-prevention team
Engineer Aaron Kaltenbach and his son.