The Firefighter Of The Year award is picked by member vote, so it is truly an award from peers. The award is designed to recognize and honor a member that has gone the extra mile for the department. Enjoy pictures of some of our past Fire Fighter of the Year award recipients.
2003. David Bein was awarded the FFOTY for 2003 during the beach themed banquet.
2004. Captain Rob Rigby took the honors of FFOTY during the 70's themed banquet in 2004. Nice hair Chief!
2005. For the second time, David Bein took the honors of FFOTY in 2005. The award was presented by Assistant Chief Rainey.
2006. Kenny Crawford was 2006's FFOTY. He is pictured with (allegedly) Deputy Chief Rainey at the Fiesta themed banquet in February 2007.
2007. Sean Early was voted as the CVFD FFOTY at the beach themed banquet in February 2008. Chief Piddington presented the award.
2008. Jeremy Boice was selected as the 2008 FFOTY.
2009. Brian Kerlin was awarded the CVFD FFOTY for 2009 at the 50's themed banquet in February 2010. Chief Piddington presented the award.
2010. Brian Hartzler received the Oscar for FFOTY of 2010 at the Hollywood themed banquet held in February 2011. Chief Piddington presented the award to Brian (aka Neo from the Matrix).
2011. Mike Allison was voted the 2011 FFOTY and was presented the award at the Beach themed banquet by Chief Piddington.
2012. Luis Rodriguez was voted the 2012 FFOTY and was presented the award at by Chief Piddington.
2013. Mike Allison was voted the 2013 FFOTY for the second time and was presented the award at the sports themed banquet.
2014. Lieutenant Roger Cramer was awarded the CVFD FFOTY for 2014 at the 70's themed banquet in March 2015. This award is now known as the William K. Piddington Firefighter of the Year in honor of our retired Chief Kim Piddington who passed away in February 2015. Roger is the first recipient of this renamed award.
2015. Shane Moore was voted the 2015 William K Piddington FFOTY, and was presented the award by Chief Rainey at the annual banquet.
2016. Firefighter Trever Tilley was voted the William K Piddington FFOTY for 2016.
2017. Firefighter Trever Tilley was voted the William K Piddington FFOTY for the second year in a row!
2018. Firefighter Mike Woodard was voted the William K Piddington FFOTY for 2018.