Lake Dillon Fire hosted its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, April 23, in Dillon. We honored numerous people for their achievements and jobs well done! See Lake Dillon Fire honors firefighters, staff for service and actions for details!
A big bulk of the Lake Dillon Fire chiefs, crews and staff members who were able to attend the 2016 awards ceremony.
Lt. Kevin Skaer congratulates firefighter/medic August Guettlein for achieving five years of service … for a second time. (August started at LDFR as an intern in our now-defunct resident program. Then he quit to get his paramedic training and came back.)
LDFR Chief Jeff Berino presents acting Silverthorne Police Chief Misty Higby with the community service award earned by her department for its wonderful public events such as Safe Summer Kickoff and Adopt an Angel.
Love this — Office Assistant Donna Trainer, who is on the LDFR awards committee, didn’t know that she would be receiving a well-deserved Chief’s Award for her terrific attitude and enthusiasm to take on any task.
Love this, too: Chief Jeff Berino gets a smooch from his wife, Janis.
One of our prospects.
Chief Jeff Berino on a day when we all can be proud of our department.
Steve Wantuck receives our Firefighter of the Year award from Chief Jeff Berino.
Battalion Chief Shaun Sawyer, left, is commended for serving 25 years for Lake Dillon Fire. Such dedication and longevity is not at all unusual, which we think speaks well for the department!
Lt. Kevin Skaer, center, receives his commemorative ax from Battalion Chief Shaun Sawyer for reaching 15 years of service with Lake Dillon Fire. Chief Jeff Berino looks on.
Firefighter Ken Jones, always quiet and steadfast, receives his commemorative ax from Battalion Chief Travis Davis for reaching his 15-year service milestone.
Lt. Matt Brewer, another of our 15-year peers, receives his ax from Battalion Chief Travis Davis. Once they reach this kind of longevity, they’re not longer called the “new kid.”
Firefighter Aaron Ferdig receives his 10-year statuette from Lt. Casey Humann.
Firefighter/medic Andrew Segura is awarded a 10-year statuette from Lt. Aaron Kaltenbach.
Another sweet moment: HR director Matt Scheer is hugged by custodians Cheryllyn Goldsberry and Glenda Daniels, who work with us through the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center and are just wonderful!
Flyin’ the flag!
The Lake Dillon Fire Color Guard.