Palm Bay Fire Rescue Honors Stephen White as Firefighter of the Year During Annual Award Ceremony

By  //  March 17, 2023

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Palm Bay Fire Rescue named Stephen White as Firefighter of the Year during its 2023 Annual Award Ceremony. The ceremony was held at Heritage High School to honor and support several members of the department who went above and beyond this last year serving the city and its citizens. (PBFR image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Fire Rescue named Stephen White as Firefighter of the Year during its 2023 Annual Award Ceremony.

The ceremony was held at Heritage High School to honor and support several members of the department who went above and beyond this last year serving the city and its citizens.

“These men and women dedicate an unimaginable amount of hours of their lives fulfilling their duties and giving to the community,” said a Palm Bay Fire Rescue spokesperson.

“We want to thank each and every one of them for their hard work and determination towards the fire service. Congratulations!”

The following members were recognized during the annual award ceremony:

Recognition Award

■ Driving Engineer Scott McCulloch

Code Save Recognition

■ Lieutenant Jon Anthony

■ Driving Engineer Craig Darakis

■ Firefighter Breton Scharf

■ Firefighter Bryan Daspit

■ Firefighter Matthew Cates

Commendable Service Award

■ Lieutenant Tyler Richmond

■ Lieutenant Brian Weigle

■ Driving Engineer Thane Trujillo

■ Firefighter Steve Worthington

■ Firefighter Jessie Almeida

■ Firefighter Shawn Collins

■ Firefighter Chris Cozzi

Meritorious Award

■ Driver Engineer Angelo Bernard

■ Deputy Chief John Mellace

Civilian Employee of the Year

■ Hayley Coniglio

Firefighter of the Year

■ Firefighter Stephen White

Driver Engineer of the Year

■ Driving Engineer Jason Rivas

Company Officer of the Year

■ Lieutenant Nick Lamb

Gene Harrell Award

■ Asst. Fire Marshal Mayra Leakakous

Joe Gianantonio Award

■ Lieutenant Matt St. Pierre

Chief Officer of the Year

■ Deputy Chief Nathan Thomas

“These men and women dedicate an unimaginable amount of hours of their lives fulfilling their duties and giving to the community. We want to thank each and every one of them for their hard work and determination toward the fire service. Congratulations!” said a Palm Bay Fire Rescue spokesperson. (PBFR image
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