BFD honors staff and partners for their service

The Bethel Lions Club was one of the organizations that received the Save Lives Medic 6 Award Project Award for their support to the Bethel Fire Department. Photo by Dean Swope

by Fire Chief Bill Howell

Bethel Fire Department held its annual awards banquet on April 8, 2017.

We would like to recognize and congratulate the following team members and partners for their outstanding accomplishments during 2016 and we look forward to their continued success and service.

2016 EMT of the year – Anne Kosacheff

With our greatest appreciation of your distinguished service to the citizens of Bethel, dedication to improving EMS care and the most shifts and most EMS responses in 2016.

2016 Firefighter of the year – Leif Albertson 

With our greatest appreciation of your distinguished service to the citizens of Bethel, commitment to Fire and EMS services through outstanding leadership and the most fire responses in 2016.

2016 Volunteer Leadership Award and Most EMT meetings – Sonya Nose

In recognition of your service to your community, adherence to department standards, and being a positive role model to your peers.

2016 Volunteer Leadership Award – Bruce Claypool

In recognition of your service to your community, adherence to department standards, and being a positive role model to your peers.

2016 Volunteer Leadership Award – Steve Chung

In recognition of your service to your community, adherence to department standards, and being a positive role model to your peers.

2016 Volunteer Leadership Award – Bill Obrien

In recognition of your service to your community, adherence to department standards, and being a positive role model to your peers.

2016 Volunteer Leadership Award – Joey Valadez

In recognition of your service to your community, adherence to department standards, and being a positive role model to your peers.

Most fire meetings 2016 – Craig Rogers

In recognition of your dedication and outstanding service

Save Lives Support Medics Six project awards

VFW Auxiliary

Bethel Lions Club

Donlin Gold

Bethel Community Services Foundation

Special Guest Recognition

Former Representative Bob Herron was recognized for his ongoing support of the Bethel Fire Department through the years.

Thank you to the members of the Bethel Fire Department our gratitude and appreciation goes out to you:

Soohyun Kim, Bruce Claypool, Teresa Markham, William O’Brien, Lucas Salzbrun, Sonya Noes, Moses Jackson, Donna Bean, Toby Monroe, Casey Burke, Captain Kevin Murphy, Captain Craig Rogers, Gary Samuelson, Fritz Charles, Tristan Charles, Brian Freitas, Jesse Gefroh, Leif Albertson, Steve Chung, Miranda Johansson, Anne Kosacheff, Shadi Rabi, Joey Valadez, Frederick Watson, Thor Williams, Captain Daron Solesbee, Thomas Haviland, Dalton Beaver, Paul Dorn, Kyle Inman and John Ahrens.

Thanks again to the many citizens, volunteers and staff members that made 2016 an amazing and successful year.

-William F. Howell III, Fire Chief

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