Left to right: Mark Zimmerman, Craig Randolph, Ken Mantay, Steve Randall, Chad Masciotra, Adam Arrington, Brian DeVault, Jessica Restrepo, Lori Schmidt.
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On Nov. 17, eight individuals were honored by Scottsdale Fire Department and the Firefighters Local #3878 for their service to the department and dedication to the community at the 2010 Employee Awards event.
Fire Department personnel, elected officials, city management, friends and family gathered at the Granite Reef Senior Center to recognize this year’s winners and celebrate their accomplishments during an afternoon reception.
Twenty-nine peer nominations were evaluated and judged by a panel of past award winners. City Manager David Richert expressed during the event “there is no greater reward than being recognized by your peers for a job well-done.”
The following a brief summary of this year’s award winners:
- Craig Randolph was awarded the Volunteer of the Year. Craig participates in numerous community safety training events and has donated over 1,200 hours to the community and Fire Department.
- Senior Account Specialist Jessica Restrepo was named Administration Person of the Year. Jessica was recognized for her excellent customer service and support of the department’s payroll and staffing functions.
- Captain Ken Mantay was recognized as Officer of the Year. Captain Mantay was identified as a person who continually goes above and beyond when providing service or rendering aid to others during his shifts and off-duty.
- Acting Captain Chad Masciotra, Firefighter Adam Arrington, and Firefighter Brian DeVault were recognized as Firefighters of the Year for the actions taken to protect the public leading up to and immediately following a major tent collapse in January 2010 at one of Scottsdale’s Classic Auto Auctions, which resulted in no serious injuries.
- Assistant Fire Marshal Mark Zimmerman was awarded the Fire & Life Safety Award for his on-going leadership, coordination and follow-up with the numerous Scottsdale signature events.
- Public Education Officer Lori Schmidt was awarded a special Chief’s Award for Outstanding Service for her recent honor of being named Arizona Life Safety Educator of the Year. The fire safety and injury prevention programs Lori has created and administers are presented to 30,000 Scottsdale youth annually.
Note: Additional nomination details and photos of the winners are available upon request.