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.
Pictures of some of our past Fire Fighter of the Year award recipients.
2003 David Bein
David Bein was awarded the FFOTY for 2003 during the beach themed banquet.
2004 Rob Rigby
Captain Rob Rigby took the honors of FFOTY during the 70’s themed banquet in 2004. Nice hair Chief!
2005 David Bein
David Bein was tapped as FFOTY for the second time. The award was presented during the 2005 banquet in December.
2006 Kenny Crawford
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
Sean Early was voted as the CVFD FFOTY at the beach themed banquet in February 2008. Chief Piddington presented the award.
2008 Jeremy Boice
2009 Brian Kerlin
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
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
Mike Allison was voted the 2011 FFOTY and was presented the award at the Beach themed banquet by Chief Piddington.
2012 Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez was voted the 2012 FFOTY and was presented the award at by Chief Piddington.
2013 Mike Allison
Mike Allison was voted the 2013 FFOTY for the second time and was presented the award at the sports themed banquet.
2014 Roger Cramer
Lieutenant Roger Cramer was awarded the CVFD FFOTY for 2014 at the 70’s themed banquet in March 2014.
This award is now known as the William K. Piddington Firefighter of the Year in honor of retired Chief Kim Piddington who passed away in February 2015.
Roger is the first recipient of this renamed award.
2015 Shane Moore
Shane Moore was voted the 2015 William K Piddington FFOTY, and was presented the award by Chief Rainey at the annual banquet.
2016 Trever Tilley
Trever Tilley was honored as the 2016 William K. Piddington FFOTY for 2016. Trever was presented the award at the annual department banquet.