Firefighter of the Year

Recipients


Each year, the Seaside Fire Department selects one of its members to be recognized as “Firefighter of the Year.” The award is based on accomplishments and achievements performed by the individual during the previous year. This tradition started in 1966 and has continued uninterrupted since then. Recipients of the award are honored each year during the annual Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year Awards Banquet hosted continuously since 1966 by the Seaside American Legion Post No. 591. Various groups and organizations that sponsor annual public safety officer awards also honor recipients of the award throughout the year.

 
  • 2016 Firefighter Rick Meyer
  • 2015 Fire Chief Brian Dempsey
  • 2014 Firefighter Chris Marsiguerra
  • 2013 Firefighter Rick Meyer
  • 2012 Firefighter Jason Hicks
  • 2011 Firefighter Michael Garcia
  • 2010 Firefighter Johnny Subia
  • 2009 Firefighter Christopher Schnute
  • 2008 Division Chief Richard Dampier
  • 2007 Engineer Brian Lepai
  • 2006 Firefighter Jason Black
  • 2005 Firefighter Jason Black
  • 2004 Firefighter Justin Hastings
  • 2003 Captain Richard “Paul” Blaha
  • 2002 Firefighter David Nava
  • 2001 Firefighter Elino “Linus” Alcoran
  • 2000 Captain Byron “Skip” Latham
  • 1999 Firefighter Clinton R. Correll, Jr.
  • 1998 Firefighter Raul Mayorga
  • 1997 Engineer John Arriola
  • 1996 Firefighter Roger Brown
  • 1995 Captain Daniel Gearhart
  • 1994 Engineer Billy Herod
  • 1993 Firefighter Raul Mayorga
  • 1992 Firefighter Alvin Edwards
  • 1991 Firefighter Steve Prelsnik
  • 1990 Firefighter Joe Dias and Firefighter Waymon Levingston
  • 1989 Assistant Chief Edward Hennessey
  • 1988 Firefighter Christopher Reitenour
  • 1987 Engineer Wallis Curtis
  • 1986 Firefighter Daniel Gearhart
  • 1985 Firefighter James B. Ordonio
  • 1984 Platoon Cmdr. Richard O. Dampier
  • 1983 Firefighter Byron “Skip” Latham and Firefighter Anthony Gambale
  • 1982 Firefighter Billy Herod
  • 1981 Platoon Commander Philip Haderman
  • 1980 Engineer Gary Janikula
  • 1979 Captain Richard W. Pehrson
  • 1978 Firefighter Mark S. Morgan
  • 1977 Engineer Robert G. Eichinger
  • 1976 Captain Donald Brewer
  • 1975 Firefighter Jerry A. Pullen
  • 1974 Firefighter Robert A. Rader, Jr.
  • 1973 Captain Philip Haderman
  • 1972 Captain Frank Abramonte
  • 1971 Engineer Leo Fernandez
  • 1970 Inspector Charles R. King
  • 1969 Assistant Chief Roy V. Gomez
  • 1968 Engineer James V. Novak
  • 1967 Captain Joseph P. McNeil
  • 1966 Captain John Kayser