Lieutenant Jeffrey M. Obernesser

This year's recipient of the Kevin M. Shea Participation Award has been a member of the Company for a little over seven years, joining in 2004, but you certainly wouldn't know it. From the beginning, taking Firefighter I, and progressing through at least twenty more courses and lectures, Jeff has shown a great interest in the fire service.

He is constantly trying to better himself and is always there, ready and willing, to lend a hand to his fellow brothers and sisters. With his drive and determination, he ran for Lieutenant and was sworn in in January of 2009. He continues to hold this position currently. Jeff is aware of the responsibility to pass on his knowledge and he has done a remarkable job in only a few short years. Hopefully, with many more years under his belt, Jeff will be a great leader and a valuable asset to the Company. Jeff has a particular fondness for Truck Company operations, just as Chief Kevin M. Shea did, which makes him a perfect candidate for this award. No one else has called 30 Truck in service and gotten away with it. Join me in congratulating this year's winner of the Kevin M. Shea Participation Award, Lieutenant Jeffrey M. Obernesser. Chief William H. Webb, Jr.