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The last update was on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 09:37:52 .


The banquet was held on May 14, 2016.


Co-Chairman Dan Merriam & Brendt Cole


 
 





1982. That was when the first firefighter was named firefighter of the year. Since then, 35 others have had the honor of having the title bestowed upon them. To this day, 13 of the 35 are still on the department. What does it take to become firefighter of the year? Hard work and dedication. Taking that extra step up to the plate and giving just a little bit more. Itís not what youíve done over the past year, itís what youíve done over your career. The person receiving this today has done just that. For the Association they have helped in almost every event in some way or another including chairing some. Held a position on the executive board for several years and assisted with the Explorer program. For the department they have shown the same type of commitment. Rarely misses a training. And has a good run percentage. They are a mentor for new recruits and has even taught us a few new things with unique words and phrases likeÖ Itchy Boo Boo, No worries, Jew Bee.  Ladies and gentlemen I give you the 2015 Swartz Creek Area Fire Department Firefighter of the year, Lori McKerracher.  Dan Merriam







As you will note, this award was named in the memory of Chris Hilden, who received the award in 1988, but later died in the line of duty, November 5, 1989, during a structure fire while operating as an engineer.

David Spillane
1982
Michael Burkley
1983
Ron Mills Sr.
1984
Jack L.A. King
1985
Rick Onore
Keith Welch
1986
Charles Campbell
1987
Christopher Hilden
1988
Patricia Cruthers
1989
Thomas Spillane
1990
Timothy Slosser
1991
Stephen Tabit
1992
Eric Merriam
1993
Brent Cole
Timothy Topolinski
1994
Jennifer Butzler
1995
Benjamin Zerod
1996
C. Lawrence Hodges II
1997
David Plumb
1998
Michael Treiger
1999
 Brendt Cole
2000 
Barbara Urbanik
2001
Todd Kimbrue
2002
Joseph Edgerton
2003
Kevin VanArsdale
2004
Richard Tesner
2005
David Jones
2006
James Barr II
2007
Anthony Davis
2008
Brian Scott
2009
Karen Merriam
2010
Jeff Kelley
2011
Scott Martin
2012
Joe Yambrick
2013
 
Dan Merriam
2014
  Lori McKerracher
2015
 


Brendt Cole
2014
Eric Merriam
2015

 

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