James Neviaser To Be Honored With Space Coast Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award
By Space Coast Daily // September 3, 2017
Lt. Neviaser known as the 'go-to-guy'
EDITOR’S NOTE: In every community there are great men and women who have, by their strength of will and character, become ingrained in the consciousness of our society. They are doers who have made a stand and a commitment for the common good. They are labeled as public servants, but they are truly our natural leaders whose legacies are the milestones of our progress.
Throughout the next 30 days, Space Coast Daily is honored to highlight the 2017 Space Coast Public Service Awards honorees, starting with the Lifetime Achievement category.
Below, we present retired Brevard County Fire Rescue Lt. James Neviaser, who was known as the “go-to-guy,” and a competent and effective officer who could always be counted on to be an asset on any call. He was highly respected by the troops who routinely looked up to him for direction and leadership.
The second annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, September 23, inside the Maxwell C. King Center For the Performing Arts. Seating is now available so don’t delay in making your reservations.
Call 321-242-2219 or log on to KingCenter.com for tickets.
34 Years of Incredible Leadership, Service
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Lt. James Neviaser started his public service in 1983, and after 34 years of incredible service, retired this past May leaving an everlasting impression on Brevard County.
At the time of his retirement, Neviaser was the most senior Lieutenant at Brevard County Fire Rescue.
He was born in Washington, D.C. in December 1960, and in 1968, moved to Florida with his parents where he attended various schools from Daytona Beach to the Florida Keys.
Neviaser began his career as a volunteer firefighter in the Florida Key, dividing his time between the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department and Conch Key Fire Department.
After moving to Central Florida, he became a member of the Kissimmee Heights Volunteer Fire Department. where he served for approximately four years.
Neviaser was hired as a firefighter for Brevard County Fire Rescue in 1987 and promoted to Lieutenant a few years later. He received an AS degree in Fire Science and continued his education and quest for knowledge by attending specialized and technical training throughout his career.
He was known as the “go-to-guy,” a competent and effective officer who could always be counted on to be an asset on any call. Neviaser was highly respected by the troops who routinely looked up to him for direction and leadership.
When asked what his proudest achievement was, he said it was servicing citizens and saving lives. Neviaser said his proudest moment was the day his future son-in-law was hired by Brevard County Fire Rescue and assigned to Station 22-C shift, working with his former crew.
He served the citizens of Brevard County at a number of stations in various districts and ended his career at Station 22 in Mims.
Neviaser was the recipient of many awards and accolades during his outstanding career, including Company Officer of the Year, Unit Citation Awards, Meritorious Service Awards, Community Service Awards, Commendable Service Awards and many letters from citizens expressing their gratitude.
He was an avid department adjunct instructor and was responsible for training and mentorship of hundreds of new recruits, and is best known as a mentor to many current and past BCFR firefighters and staff today.
Seating for the 2017 Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, is now available so don’t delay in making your reservations. Call 321-242-2219 or log on to KingCenter.com for tickets.
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