The Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony was held on May 31, 2019. Here are some highlights below,
along with the list of certificates, promotions, service pins, awards and medals:
(From left to right) Fire Marshal, Kelly Kistner with Captains Clint Foehner and Jonathan Henderson, who received their Peace Officer badges.
Bagpipers, Engineer Micah Harris and Firefighter Robert Dallimore entertain those in attendance.
Battalion Chief Jim Matano is recognized for 25 years of dedicated service. (From left to right) Mayor Jane Hughson, BC Jim Matano, Asst. City Manager Collette Jamison, Asst. City Mgr Steve Parker. At podium, Fire Chief Les Stephens.
Captain Jonathan Henderson received the prestigious Phoenix Award for his quick and skillful actions during the October Llano Flood which resulted in the saving of another person's life. He is pictured here (left) with Fire Chief, Les Stephens.
Jana Green received retirement recognition after 24 years of service. (From left to right) Battalion Chief John Koenig, Asst. Fire Chief Karl Kuhlman, Asst. Fire Chief Rick Rowell, Retiree Asst. Chief Len Nored, Retiree Jana Green, Fire Chief Les Stephens, Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner, Battalion Chief Howie Minor.
Battalion Chief Jim Matano was awarded the honorary position of Vice President Emeritus from SMFFA.
Firefighter Matthew Felton was awarded Firefighter of the Year. (From left to right) Asst. Fire Chief Karl Kuhlman, Asst. Fire Chief Rick Rowell, Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner, FF Matthew Felton, Fire Chief Les Stephens, Battalion Chief John Koenig.
Captain Justin Calhoun was awarded Office of the Year. He's pictured here with his wife, Rachel.