Snake River Fire-Rescue recognizes 2004 achievements |

Snake River Fire-Rescue recognizes 2004 achievements

Snake River Fire-Rescue employees celebrated their annual holiday party Jan. 22 at the Silverthorne Pavilion with a presentation of awards in a number of categories including Firefighter of the Year and recognition of Years of Service. Award winners included:– Special Recognition to the winning “Engine Competition Team” consisting of: Lt. David Williams, Engineer Ron Hunt, firefighters Patrick Grout and Jeremy Antemesaris.– Rookie of the Year – 2004 was awarded to firefighter Bill Burns who is characterized by a quiet demeanor, a desire to learn, and a strong work ethic with a team-first attitude.– 2004 Firefighter of the Year was awarded to firefighter Ted Rafferty who has contributed a significant amount of energy and personal time in service to our community in 2004. He served as a volunteer member since 2000, actively participating in shifting at Station 11, put in more than 50 hours of training this past year, and took the lead in making the fundraiser breakfast a success in September.– Officer of the Year was awarded to Lt. Sean Caffrey who joined Snake River Fire-Rescue in 1997 and who has given unselfishly of his time and skill to assist with covering a shift, participating in training or to make that critical response. His leadership to the department has been invaluable.– Recognition of Five Years of Service were presented to: Damon Exum, Cliff Edwards, Derek Goossen, Scott Miley, Emy Parmley and David Williams.– Recognition of 10 years of Service was presented to Chris Nelson (who served nine years as captain in operations and appointed to fleet manager in 2004).– Recognition of 20 years of Service was presented to Bob McCleary (who served nine years as a volunteer firefighter and 14 years on the board of directors).

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