BCFR’s 15th Annual Awards Ceremony Highlights Outstanding Work
By Chief Mark Schollmeyer, Brevard County Fire Rescue // April 30, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It was an honor to stand before the audience this week and recognize the best group of men and women I know.
Each of the award recipients were more than deserving of their recognition at Brevard County Fire Rescue’s 15th Annual Awards Ceremony.
THE AWARD RECIPIENTS WERE:
• Citizen Special thank you to Station 26 B-shift: Lt. William Favuzza, FM Brandy Barnett, FM Frost, FM Dave Lincoln and FM Cheryl Hecky.
• Extra Mile Award: Lt. Rick Woodling, FM Rei Cruz and FM Chris Abaldo.
• 20 Years of Service: FF Scott Bynum, Lt. Johann Brockhausen, DC Scott Gold, DC Scott Jurgensen, Lt. Dale Nelson, Lt. Tom Marsh, Inspector Scott Morissette, Lt. Mike Reynolds and FM Gerry Smith.
25 Years of Service: FF Arnie Butler, Lt. Gerry Comstock, Carrie Cotter, DC David Dimoush, DC Geanine Dotson, Tom Hare, FM Andrea Hawthorne, FM Angie Hoog, Dispatcher Eric Kucera, Inspector Tony Mills, Mark Schollmeyer and FF Curtis Young.
• 30 Years of Service: Lt. Joe Matta, Lt. Dave Wall, DC Jeff Money and Earl Wilcox.
• Unit Citation- Finance Section: Fabiola Mundo, Kim Cox, Eileen Meno, Christina Olivero, Cindy Paulin and Angelica Rotger.
• Unit Citation- 40 B: Lt. Dave Wall, FF Billy Moore, FM Jeff Middleton and FF Brian King.
• Reservists of the Year: Jose Maunez
• Volunteer of the Year: Robert Kauffman
• Civilian of the Year: Carrie Cotter
• Ocean Rescue Lifeguard of the Year: Dakota James
• Inspector of the Year: Dan Heller
• Dispatcher of the Year: Cheryl Rector
• Recruit of the Year: Matthew Robles
• Firefighter of the Year: Larissa Conroy
• Tim Mills Award: Doug Carter
• Company Officer of the Year: Tim O’Brien
• Chief Officer of the Year: Scott Gold
A special thanks to the Brevard County Fire Rescue Honor Guard, Brevard Pipes and Drums, the Awards Committee, Rockledge Gardens, Calvary Chapel and Pastor Joe Crandall for the invocation. And, a special thank you for a flawless performance by Kris Kimble.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Fire Rescue Chief Mark Schollmeyer is a 26-year Brevard County Fire Rescue veteran with a passion for teaching and mentoring others. Beginning in 1989 as a firefighter, he rose through the ranks of BCFR over the years serving as a Lieutenant, District Chief of Operations, District Chief of Training, Interim Fire Chief and now Chief. A graduate of Barry University, Schollmeyer is also an instructor at Eastern Florida State College and Port Canaveral Maritime Training Academy.