Fire Service Community Achievement Award

The Fire Service Community Achievement Award is presented to a person who is an outstanding member of a volunteer fire department. A successful candidate will possess many years experience serving his or her volunteer fire department and community. This individual leads by example, by doing things, not by asking others to do it. As an active, long-time member of the department, this person shows total dedication to the volunteer fire service. In addition to being an outstanding volunteer within the fire department, the nominee will be a person active in his or her community. This individual finds time to volunteer with various community, religious or charitable organizations. Through the years, this person has been a helping hand to community activities and organizations in need of volunteers.

Congratulations to the 2014 Fire Service Community Achievement Award Winner, Martin Horanburg of Miller Hose Company, Inc.

View the 2014 Award Program

Past Award Recipients

1994 Joseph B. Kuhn Penfield Fire Company, Inc., Penfield
1995 Gus Wehrlin Farmington Volunteer Fire Association, Inc Farmington
1996 Richard F. Laitenberger Union Hill Fire Department, Webster
1997 William J. Reilly West Babylon Fire Department, West Babylon
1998 William A. Wutz Hutchinson Hose Company, Williamsville
1999 Robert V. Lyon Setauket Fire Department, East Setauket
2000 No Award Given
2001 Bernard O. Monson Albertson Hook & Ladder, Engine & Hose Co., Albertson
2002 James Mahoney Northport Fire Department, Northport
2003 No Award Given
2004 John S. DaVanzo Mineola Fire Department, Mineola
2005 Joseph E. Sills, Jr. A. H. Wicks Engine & Truck Company, Kingston
2006 James Crowley Woodstock Fire Company #4, Woodstock
2007 Warren J. Rathke Wrights Corners Fire Company
2008 Thomas P. Sullivan Mombasha Fire Company
2009 Philip F. DeLorenzo Piermont Volunteer Fire Department
2010 Ernest Matthews Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company
2011 Brian J. Greck Medford Fire Department
2012 Stanley Figiel Big Tree Volunteer Fire Company