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The 2017 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to TOM CAREY.

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(Photo) Company Captains with FF of the Year Tom Carey
All the Company Captains submit nominations and chose from active Firefighters within their Companies. Presented by Company Three Captain Deb Burch.

 Past FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR Awards

2017 Tom Carey
2016 Jared Pelletier
2015 Andy Deptula
2014 Jim Kulas

The 2013 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to Micheal Milliken.

FFOY 2013 1During the Annual Dinner, the Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Mike Milliken. Mike joined the Department in November 2010 and is assigned to Company Two. He is a member of the Rescue Squad and was instrumental in coordinating many of the events for the Department's 75th Anniversary celebration in 2013. Each year the Firefighter of the Year is selected by a unanimous decision of the company officers.

The 2012 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to Jeffery Futtner.

FFOY 2012

During the Annual Dinner, the Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Jeff Futtner. Jeff joined the Department in May 2007 and is assigned to Company Two. He is a member of the Rescue Squad and has taken the lead in organizing the Department's participation in South Windsor High School's annual "Broken Dreams" program. Each year the Firefighter of the Year is selected by a unanimous decision of the company officers.

The 2011 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to Donald Marchesseault.

FFOY2011

During the Annual Dinner, the Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter Don Marchesseault. Don joined the Explorer Post at age 14, and has served as a firefighter for seventeen years. An active member of Company 3, Don is a member of the Rescue Squad, a Commander of the Honor Guard, the Department web master, and Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the 75th Anniversary Committee. He also served as the Department's President in 2010. Each year the Firefighter of the Year is selected by a unanimous decision of the company officers.

The 2010 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to Thomas Pederzoli III.

Pederzoli 2010

On February 9, 2011, during the Department's Annual Dinner, the 2010 Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter Tom Pederzoli. Tom first joined the Department in 1993, and served as a member of Company 1 until 1999. In 2007, Tom rejoined the Department as an active member of Company 3. He has served as the Department's Secretary for the past several years, and as an Advisor to Company 5, the Department's Explorer Post. Tom is also a member of the Department's Safety Committee and Fundraising Chairman for the Department's 75th Anniversary Committee. He assists with the Safety House during fire prevention programs at the elementary schools. Each year the Firefighter of the Year is selected by a unanimous decision of the company officers.

The 2009 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to Robin Pendleton.

2010 2 2 Pendelton

During the Department's Annual Dinner, held on February 2, 2010, the 2009 Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter Robin "Packi" Pendelton. Packi has been an active member of Company 1 for the past 16 years and also serves as a valued member of the Department's Rescue Squad. Packi is also a member of the Connecticut Statewide Honor Guard and the Department's Honor Guard. He has coordinated many of the Department's torchlight parades and assists with the Safety House during fire prevention programs at the elementary schools. Each year the Firefighter of the Year is selected by a unanimous decision of the company officers.

The 2008 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to Paul Soderburg.

During the Department's Annual Dinner, held on February 3, 2009, Lieutenant Steve Toffolon presented the 2008 Firefighter of the Year Award to Firefighter Paul Soderburg. Paul has been a firefighter assigned to Company 2 for over 13 years. In addition to his service as a firefighter, Paul has contributed over one hundred hours working on the committee that designed and inspected Tower 1, and training his fellow firefighters on how to operate the Tower. He is currently serving on the committee designing the new Engine 3. Paul has spent countless hours designing, fabricating and installing shelves and decals for the Department's fire apparatus and is always willing to assist. Paul has been a valued member of the Department's Rescue Squad for many years. Each year the Firefighter of the Year is selected by a unanimous decision of the six company lieutenants.


2007 Robert Sullivan
2006 Jay Murtha
2005 Steve Toffolon
2004 Scott Fine
2003 Jason Hull
2002 Daniel Connelly
2001 Thomas Bengtson
2000 Kathy Scanlon
1999 Patrick Hankard
1998 John Hofmann
1997 Kenneth Howell
1996 No award
1995 Michael Kowalczyk
1994 Jerry Ferguson
1993 David J. Shea
1992 Walter Moriarty
1991 Cheryl Motuzick
1990 Dan Huppe and Mark DiCiancia
1989 Doug Warren
1988 John Archer
1987 Andrew Nielsen
1986 Craig Piacentini
1985 Joseph Uccello
1984 Kenneth Plourde
1983 Neil Coburn
1982 Bruce Ohlhof
1981 Arthur Dunham
1980 Raymond Jarvis
1979 Edward Wianko
1978 Alan Bump
1977 Jay Knipple
1976 William Cox
1975 Howard Lindberg
1974 Henry St. Cyr
1973 No award
1972 Raymond Zaugg
1971 Richard Cooney
1970 Roger Merrill
1969 Anthony Dworak
1968 William Loftus

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