SFD highlights outstanding service, promotions

Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony in December at the Fountain Stage near the Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts.

“Dedication to excellence for our community is evident in these honorees,” said Fire Chief Tom Shannon. “Living the ‘We Care for You’ philosophy is at the core of who they are. As we grow as a department, it is important that we encourage this throughout the ranks and through the career of every member of the department.”

SFD honored the new hires and promotions in the past year, as follows:

  • Linda Wilson – Senior Fire Plans Examiner
  • Tasha Turra – Equipment Coordinator
  • Troy Lutrick – Emergency Manager
  • Kristin Gagnon – Sr. Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Firefighters: 
    • Tyler Beasley
    • Michael Chilson
    • Jordan Coomber
    • Jacob DeSimone
    • Blake Edwards
    • Dalton Fenner
    • Brian Fike
    • Dillon Gleeson
    • Michael Griebel
    • Andy Ho
    • Quintin Memken
    • Joshua Porter
    • Douglas Shoemaker
    • Noah Stone
  • Engineer
    • Christian McDaniel
    • Blake Miller
  • Captain
    • Adam Arrington
    • Robert Chisholm
    • Brad Clawson
    • Cliff Hills
    • Kurt Matthews
  • Battalion Chief
    • Danny Ables
  • Deputy Chief
    • Brian Read
  • Medical Director
    • Dr. Matthew Nichols
    • Dr. Casey Solem

Those honored for being outstanding members or friends of the fire department were:

  • Community Partner of the Year – Vincere Cancer Center
  • Volunteer of the Year – Ernie Paquette
  • Civilian Employee of the Year – Shauna O’Dell
  • Firefighter of the Year – Firefighter Jeff Mills
  • Officer of the Year – Captain Steve Hunter
  • Chief’s Award for Outstanding Service
    • Chris Lechner, Mele Koneya from City of Scottsdale GIS IT
    • Assistant Chief Eric Valliere
  • Meritorious Service - Kelly Cavner, Brad Clawson, Jeff Mills, Mike Norling and Jonathon Perona
  • Sons of the American Revolution EMS Award – Scott Collins

 “It is our honor to highlight the good work our people do,” Shannon said. 

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