Each year the Mesquite Fire Department honors its employees through a presentation of awards for superior public service to our citizens. This year 61 individuals were honored from the department for their professional and courageous service. The following individuals were presented with their respective awards on February 4 during the Mesquite City Council meeting.
The Firefighter, Paramedic and Officer of the Year awards are given to outstanding individuals who consistently demonstrate professional excellence, moral integrity, and an abiding commitment to provide quality service to the citizens of mesquite.
This year eight lifesaving awards were presented to 42 firefighters representing 10 companies and five 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.
January 30, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 06 - Firefighter/Paramedic Wayne Lasater and Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Ward.
Engine 06 - Captain Greg Douglas, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Paul Craig, and Firefighter/Paramedic Jimmy Reimer.
February 13, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 01 - Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle Stone and Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew Cummings.
Ambulance 07 - Firefighter/Paramedic Erric Baack and Firefighter/Paramedic Wayne Lasater.
Engine 01 - Lieutenant/Paramedic Kenny Crawford, Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Holt, Firefighter/Paramedic Rodney Jones, and Firefighter/EMT Ryan Terry.
Truck 01 - Captain Keith Hopkins, Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Dillon, and Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Potter.
March 18, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 05 - Firefighter/Paramedic Isaac Joseph and Firefighter/Paramedic Brett Phillips.
Engine 05 - Captain Keith Hopkins, Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle Kresta, Firefighter Aaron Featherston, Firefighter/EMT Ryan Terry.
Truck 01 - Captain Kyle Harris, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Elliot Howard, and Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle Stone.
May 19, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 02 - Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Small.
Engine 02 - Lieutenant/Paramedic Israel Guy, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Lewis Lester, and Firefighter Keith Honey.
July 13, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 02 - Firefighter/Paramedic Chad Tessem and Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Small.
Engine 02 - Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Jacob Heise, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Jesse Kingery, and Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Pratz.
September 21, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 02 - Firefighter/Paramedic Nicholas Dagenais and Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew Koop.
Engine 02 - Lieutenant/Paramedic Matt Haisten, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Travis Block, and Firefighter/Paramedic Micah Marienfeld.
October 5, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 01 - Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Dillon and Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle Stone.
Engine 01 - Lieutenant/Paramedic Kenny Crawford, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Elliot Howard, and Firefighter/Paramedic Erric Baack.
November 1, 2018 - Read more about this lifesaving event.
Ambulance 01 - Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Holt and Firefighter/Paramedic Tobias Henry.
Engine 05 - Captain Keith Hopkins, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Travis Edwards, Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Stone, and Firefighter/Paramedic Isaac Joseph.
This year 15 firefighters were presented with Fire Service Commendations for their outstanding performance on an emergency scene, involving great risk to his or her personal safety in the line of duty.
Ambulance 04 - Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Jeffreys and Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Dagenais.
Engine 04 - Captain Jason Eddy, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Ron Boruff, Firefighter/Paramedic Madison Lyle, and Firefighter/Paramedic Kasey Vestal.
Truck 01 - Captain Kyle Harris, Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Elliot Howard, and Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Holt.
Truck 02 - Captain David Lewis, Driver-Engineer Jacob Heise, and Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Pratz.
EMS 02 - Lieutenant Eric Haake
Chief 05 - Deputy Chief Jeff Miller and Driver-Engineer/Paramedic Zach Phillips.
This year one firefighter was presented with Merit Award for his outstanding service to the City while assigned to modified duty.
Firefighter Russell Wolf - Read more about Firefighter Wolf's act of service.
The Community Service Award is given to citizens of Mesquite who have demonstrated outstanding and unwavering support of the Mesquite Fire Department by volunteering their time and resources for the betterment of the department. This year three citizens were presented with Community Service Awards.
George Rice, Bennye Rice and Mark North - Read more about the acts of service provided by these three individuals.