Congratulations to our new Engineers

We had five members earn a promotion to Engineer recently.

We would like to congratulate Ian Longridge, James Johnstone, Tucker Cooper, Angel Catindig & Nicholas Pierson on their achievement.

Left to Right Ian Longridge, James Johnstone, Tucker Cooper, Angel Catindig, Nicholas Pierson

Left to Right Ian Longridge, James Johnstone, Tucker Cooper, Angel Catindig, Nicholas Pierson

Left to Right: Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Engineer Ian Longridge Background: Captain AJ Hamlin, Battalion Chief Craig Malloy

Left to Right: Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Engineer Ian Longridge
Background: Captain AJ Hamlin, Battalion Chief Craig Malloy

Left to Right: Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Engineer James Johnstone

Left to Right: Deputy Chief Mike Holzmeuller, Engineer James Johnstone

Left to Right; Janette Catindig, Engineer Angel Catindig Background: Battalion Chief Craig Malloy

Left to Right; Janette Catindig, Engineer Angel Catindig
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Left to Right: Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Engineer Nicholas Pierson,  Background Captain Sam Sanders

Left to Right: Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Engineer Nicholas Pierson,
Background Captain Sam Sanders

Left to Right: Deputy Chief Scott Learned, Captain Sam Sanders, Engineer Tucker Cooper

Left to Right: Deputy Chief Scott Learned, Captain Sam Sanders, Engineer Tucker Cooper

Annual Banquet Awards.

Our annual award banquet was on Saturday, we had a great turnout and a great time was had by everyone. Every year we honor the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of our members through these awards; this year’s recipients are examples of these qualities.

Annual Awards

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Rookie of the year – Allan Heineken

Driver of the year – Delmari Tyndale

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Medic of the year – Ian Longridge

Firefighter of the year – Hunter Gallien

We would like to recognize the following members for their dedicated years of service to the citizens of Steese Fire District.

25 Years of Service- Matthew Plumlee

10 Years of Service – Wilma Vinton

5 Years of Service – Scott Learned

The fellow award program provides an opportunity for department members to recognize each other for outstanding service.

This is a very special award – an award given by a peer to a peer.

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Fellow Firefighter – James Johnstone

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Fellow Medic – Ian Longridge

 

Congratulations everyone and we are looking forward to another great year of service.

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller

Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller was selected and received the state’s highest Chief Officer Leadership Award, the “Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership Award” at Alaska Fire Chief’s Association’s awards banquet in Kenai, September 26, 2014. Deputy Chief Holzmueller was selected for his dedication to service through his management of 18 scholarship firefighter/medic positions with SVFD and for his management of recruiting new volunteers each year for our staffing.  Mike has served with the SVFD for 9 years with professional commitment to excellence.

Thank you Mike for your hard work and your true professionalism that you provide to us each day!
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