Phoenix Fire Department Salute to Excellence Awards Program

Annual Major Award Recipients

Phoenix Fire Department Awards & Recognition Program

The Phoenix Fire Foundation is the title sponsor of the Phoenix Fire Department’s Annual Awards & Recognition ceremony. It is the policy of the Phoenix Fire Department to appropriately recognize members of the department, on or off duty, or members of the community, who perform an act of distinct heroism or who provide an outstanding service to the Department, or to the public safety of the community.

A member of the Fire Department is any employee of the Department, person active in the Department Cadet program, or citizen in active volunteer service. Click here to view the Operations Manual.

Firefighter of the Year Recipients

1965 Stanley Brookins
1966 Howard Rumph
1967 John Broderson
1968 Robert Burmeister
1969 J. Wesley Debusk
1970 Joseph Bushong
1971 Art Nunez
1972 Robert Ince Sr.
1973 Jerry Bateman
1974 Naaman West
1975 Mathew Smith
1976 Not Awarded
1977 Dick Bogue
1978 Frank Ray
1979 Dale Lockett, Carlos Cobos, Leonard Delahoussaye
1980 Harold Pickering
1981 John Duer & Jeff Griffin
1982 Ronald Cummings & Robert Perricone
1983 Mark Huff
1984 Clifton Enis
1985 Lewis Mueller
1986 Not Awarded
1987 Not Awarded
1988 Dale Brandt
1989 Not Awarded
1990 Not Awarded
1991 Tim Gallagher
1992 Ronald Cummings
1093 Gary Lawrence
1994 Patrick Bielecki
1995 Not Awarded
1996 Not Awarded
1997 Bruce Gile
1998 Doug Reinhardt
1999 Gary Howes
2000 George Reyes
2001 Michael Duran III
2002 David Follett & Robert Valenti
2003 Not Awarded
2004 Jerry Johnson
2005 Alan V. Brunacini
2006 Rick Garner
2007 Not Awarded
2008 Troy Cammack
2009 Ty Turner
2010 Mike Zepeda
2011 Nate Phillips
2012 Not Awarded
2013 Tony Herrera
2014 Derek Block
2015 Warren Schneider, Eric Yellen
2016 Joe Gonzales
2017 Payden Yarmer, Todd Keller

Medal of Valor Recipients

2004 Jerry Johnson, Dan Crowley, Wilson Gartin
2005 Greg Stienstra, Chris Chacon, Frank Keller, Kevin Jones
2006 Not Awarded
2007 Not Awarded
2008 Not Awarded
2009 Not Awarded
2010 Not Awarded
2011 Mark Delima, Glenn Palmer, John Halter, Timothy Venard, Jack Fox, Stephen Oetinger, Thomas Grace, Gary Sklut, Michael Kautz, Jeffrey King
2012 Todd Lentz, Tom Grace
2013 Not Awarded
2014 Luke Moran, Derek Block, Julian Lucas
2015 Warren Schneider, Eric Yellen
2016 Not Awarded
2017 Billy Pierce

Medal of Honor Recipients

2004 Katie Sheridan, Jason Roosevelt, Debbie Gooch
2005 Armando Figueroa Jr.
2006 Not Awared
2007 Not Awarded
2008 Not Awarded
2009 Not Awarded
2010 Not Awarded
2011 Brian Parks, John Prato, Brian French
2012 Not Awarded
2013 Not Awarded
2014 Not Awarded
2015 Not Awarded
2016 Frank Flores, Russ Trollope
2017 Fernando Carrizoza

Lifetime Achievement Recipients

2004 Ed Manning
2005 Pat Cantelme, Ron G. Dykes
2006 Darrel Segebarth
2007 Not Awarded
2008 Not Awarded
2009 Not Awarded
2010 Bobby Ruiz, Decker Williams
2011 Phil Yeager
2012 Steve Kreis
2013 Bob Khan, Pete Gorraiz
2014 Not Awarded
2015 Ron Jamison, Doug Mummert
2016 Todd Harms, Brian Parks, Tim Hill
2017 Kevin Kalkbrenner