Each year the Mesquite Fire Department honors its employees through a presentation of awards for superior public service to our citizens. This year 17 individuals were honored from the department for their professional and courageous service. The following individuals were presented with their respective awards on February 6 at the Mesquite City Council meeting.
The Chief’s Award is given at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief to City of Mesquite employees who have consistently worked to improve the Department and have in fact made major changes to the Department by their actions.
This year two lifesaving awards were presented to 10 firefighters representing four companies and three fire stations. Those individuals recognized for their courageous service are listed below along with the dates of the lifesaving events. Links to information about each event are also offered.
Ambulance 05 - Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Wright and Firefighter/Paramedic Caleb Schallawitz
Engine 05 - Captain David Shedd, Firefighter/Paramedic Paul Polish, Firefighter/Paramedic Ron Buie and Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Turner.
Attendance Merit Award
The Attendance Merit Award is given to members of the Mesquite Fire Department who have a perfect attendance record throughout a calendar year and subsequent calendar years beyond the first. This year we have one member that is earning his sixth consecutive award, Captain Gene Zwillenberg.