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P. O. Box 2806, (32781-2806)
550 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: 321-567-3800
Hours: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
The City of Titusville, Florida / Fire & Emergency Services / Employee Recognition / Department Awards Program / Department Annual Awards Archive-2014

Department Annual Awards-2014

Firefighter
Peter Hervochon



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Employee of the Year
 
 
Awarded to a member of the department who, during the past year, has made the most
significant contribution to the mission and goals
of the department.


Pete's demeanor is that of the unsung hero--never wanting to be
in the limelight.  He has not "can do" attribute.  It seems as there is nothing he cannot do.  When all else has failed and everyone is at a roadblock, Pete jumps into whatever the project or mission is and completes it success.

Pete is admired by his peers and supervisors alike for his abilities to resolve issues on so many points.  To attempt to list all of the items
Pete has handled, repaired and fixed would take hours.  To count the cost savings to the City provided by Pete's expertise would be in the thousands.
Firefighter
Olivier Harper


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 Firefighter of the Year

Award is given to the individual in a combat unit whose actions are indicative of outstanding performance in all areas of their job duties (firefighting, EMS, rescue, station duties, administration, etc.) 

Olivier demonstrated through his devotion to duty, professional achievement and superior performance that he is richly deserving of the title bestowed upon him. 

He has dedicated copious amounts of his off-duty time to enrich the department, including serving on the honor guard and other committees. He continues to expand his knowledge base by attending all available training seminars and events whenever possible.  His medical skills are second to none, his combat field firefighting determination is that of a "hard charger", meeting head on the dangers with zeal and vigor.  Firefighter Harper's exceptional professionalism, positive attitude and loyal devotion to duty reflect great credit upon him, the department, and the City and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the fire service
Life Safety Specialist Heather Gilmore
 
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Exceptional Duty Award

Awarded to a member(s) in recognition of a highly creditable accomplishment, which brings acclaim to that member, the Department, the City, or the Firefighting profession as a whole.  This award may be the result of training, devotion to duty, outstanding service to the public, or other accomplishments that the Committee feels would satisfy the intent of this award.


Heather Gilmore is one of two employees this year awarded with the Exceptional Duty Award.  Heather demonstrated extreme motivation in performing the duties and tasks which are associated with public education.  The long hours, multiple assignments and the many public appearances have brought acclaim to our agency.  Heather has the ability to make those to whom she appears before comfortable and at ease, which is an important aspect in presenting educational information to the young and the old alike. 

Heather expanded our agency's vision of life safety to include a myriad of multi-faceted educational classes, instruction and training.
Senior Fire
Inspector II
Mark Whorton


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Exceptional Duty Award
Awarded to a member(s) in recognition of a highly creditable accomplishment, which brings acclaim to that member, the Department, the City, or the Firefighting profession as a whole. This award may be the result of training, devotion to duty, outstanding service to the public, or other accomplishments that the Committee feels would satisfy the intent of this award.


In 2010, Mark discovered serious deficiencies with fire alarm system installations in some of the commercial structures within our city.  Requiring these 32 occupancies to install the necessary systems was controversial and at times, contentious.  As head of the Fire Prevention Division, it was Mark's assignment to interact with facility owners and representatives and reach reasonable and workable solutions to meet the life safety requirements involved.

Mark began the process by hand-delivering all of the notices so his was available to immediately answers any questions that arose.  The cost of installing fire alarm systems for these businesses was significant and Mark became the face of the department requiring their purchase so on more than one occasion he became the target of their anger and verbal abuse, but he maintained his professionalism and a calm demeanor.  By mid-November of 2014, the last business obtained their alarm permit.

Mark's integrity and initiative in bringing the fire alarm problem to light and his diligence in working through this lengthy and difficult project has made our community safe for all of our community members who work, worship, and visit these facilities.  This was not an easy project and had the potential to serious undermine and damage the reputation of department with community members, but Mark did not waiver in his commitment while still maintaining harmonious relations with our business community.
EMS/Training
Battalion Chief
Greg Sutton

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Chief's Choice Award
Awarded by the chief of the department, at his discretion, for exceptional or outstanding service and performance by a member.


 
Greg took a serious leap of faith a couple of years ago when we were looking to fill a difficult but very important vacancy within our ladministration.  He consistently works with the crews to ensure they are meeting their required mandated training, along with maintaining our department EMS compliance.  Greg is a Green Belt member on our Lean Six Sigma Team, helping to improve the efficiency of our operations.

As our department's Safety Officer, Greg regularly responds to emergency incidents , but during and after hours, to ensure the safety of our personnel and our citizens.  He is one of the instructors for the Eastern Florida State College's Fire Science Program, teaching recruits minimum standards in firefighting and preparing them for a career in the fire service, where he has been recognized as an outstanding instructor by more than one of the classes.  In addition, Greg has developed a passion and shows a true talent in continuously projecting our department in a positive way via our new FACEBOOK page.

 
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ACTING LT. DANNY ELLIS
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DRIVER-OPERATOR DAVID NEELD
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FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL SCHETTINO
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FIREFIGHTER JERMAINE MCCOY
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FIREFIGHTER
BRIAN MOSS
Unit Citation Award
This award is given to a company, station, or battalion for outstanding duty as a group.  The duty may be a part of any fire service, rescue, or EMS related action.


 Structure Fire: 3535 Sable Palm Lane - 10/27/14

 These employees were the crew members of Engine 11 and were first on scene of the apartment fire.  they identified the unit that had live fire and initiated a rapid-fire attack into the apartment that was engulfed in flames.  In conducting a primary search for any possible victims, they found and extinguished the fire in the living and continued their search.  Firefighter McCoy found a victim lying face down on the floor and FF McCoy and FF Schettino carried the victim from the fire room and to awaiting emergency medical personnel on Titusville Rescue unit 13. 

This crew's diligence and proficiency in their firefighting and search operations lead to a positive outcome for the victim.










































 
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LIEUTENANT
MATT JOHNSON

 
Jerry Ford
BATTALION CHIEF
JERRY FORD
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FIREFIGHTER DUSTIN DAVIS
Lucas Senger
FIREFIGHTER LUCAS SENGER
Unit Citation Award
This award is given to a company, station, or battalion for outstanding duty as a group.  The duty may be a part of any fire service, rescue, or EMS related action.


I-95 Mutual Aid-Vehicle Accident

At 1847 hours on September 13, 2014 Engine Crew #10 and our District Chief responded to a call for multiple vehicle crashes on I-95.  Initial reports were that at least 2 semi-trucks were involved at one of the semi-trucks was on fire.

As the first arriving unit, Engine #10 established command, conducted simultaneous tasks for fire suppression, patient triage and incident command. 

Their next mission was to conduct victim rescue.  A rapid step-by-step search was initiated.  This crew encountered heavy fire volume, multiple patients and a chaotic, horrific scene.  This crew performed their duties in the highest traditions of the Fire Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Matt Johnson

 

 

 

Honorable Service Award
Awarded to member(s) for a credible act in the line of duty, which meets some, but not all of the requirements of other awards.  The act should be unusual in nature and show initiative and/or accomplishment.

I-95 Mutual Aid-Vehicle Accident

At 1847 hours on September 13, 2014 Engine Crew #10 and our District Chiefresponded to a call for multiple vehicle crashes on I-95 involving at least 2 semi-trucks, with one of the vehicles on fire. 

While in his role as Acting Lieutenant (he had not yet been promoted to Lieutenant) in charge of the first arriving unit, Lieutenant Johnson reported a heavy column of smoke from the reported location as the unit neared the intersection of I-95 and Garden Street.

As the first unit on scene, Lieutenant Johnson assumed Command and conducted simultaneous tasks for fire suppression, patient triage and incident command assignments.  He first directed that a step-by-step search be initiated to determine if victim rescue was required and as more units arrived on scene, requesting additional resources and issued assignments for multiple companies including rescues, water tender, truck activities and hazmat all the while keeping our District Chief informed who was enroute to the location.

Lieutenant Johnson encountered heavy fire volume, multiple patients and a chaotic scene that was horrific for all involved.  Lieutenant Johnson demonstrated his leadership for command under adverse conditions that were horrific for all involved.  His actions were in keeping with the highest tranditions of the Fire Service.  under adverse 

 

 

 

 

 

BATTALION CHIEF CHRIS THRELKELD

 

 

Honorable Service Award
Awarded to member(s) for a credible act in the line of duty, which meets some, but not all of the requirements of other awards.  The act should be unusual in nature and show initiative and/or accomplishment.

Structure Fire: 565 Shadow Wood Lane 3/28/14

Titusville Fire units were dispatched to a report of a possible structure fire at the above address, will on-scene reports of flames showing.  Before arriving on scene, Battalion Chief Threlkeld notified responding units that the 15-unit two-story condominium was of wood frame construction.  (Wood framed structures present an extra hazard to firefighting operaations because of its increased fire and fuel loads along with the every present danger of collapse.  Because of the reports of flames already showing, the type of construction and because this was a multi-family structure, Chief Threlkeld immediately called in a 2nd fire alarm for additional resources before ever arriving on scene.

Upon arrival, Chief Threlkeld found heavy smoke and flames in the rear of the structure and upon assuming command, directed tasks to all incoming unit including search and evacuations of all 15 units.  When the fire conditions became more severe and the fire

Lieutenant Jeffrey Harris

Meritorious Service Award 

This award shall recognize a member(s) who, under adverse conditions saves the life of another or otherwise performs their duties in an exemplary manner.

Lieutenant Harris was the first arriving lieutenant on scene of what was originally called in as an emergency medical call.  After arriving on scene and doing a rapid assessment, he realized that he had multiple patients that were either seriously wounded or already casualties.

Within this chaotic scene, Lieutenant Harris remained professional and calm, immeidately summoning additional resources to the scene and triaging and directing the incoming resources.

Lieutenant Harris performed his duties under adverse conditions and in an exemplary manner.

   
   
   
   


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