FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Each year the American Legion Blanchard Post 1040 honors a firefighter of the year at their March business meeting. Each of the fire departments in the Town of Bethlehem has an opportunity to present a candidate for this award. We are proud of the Elsmere firefighters that been honored over the years. Each is listed below.
Past Chief Kenneth E. McNary
2000The Elsmere Fire Department is very proud this year to present a monumental candidate for the 2000 American Legion Firefighter of the year award. Beginning his fire service career on January 30, 1930, he immediately directed his goals towards advancing in a leadership position.
John R. Devine
Fire Police Officer John R. Devine was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 1999
James Reagan was named Firefighter of rghe Year in 1998.
Richard I. Brown
Richard I. Brown was named Firefighter of the Year in 1997.
Ralf K. Wiegand
Ralf K. Wiegand was named Firefighter of the Year in 1996.
Paul D. Millhausen
Paul D. Millhausen was named Firefighter of the Year in 1995.
John T. Pregent, Jr.
John T. Pregent, Jr. was named Firefighter of the Year in 1994.
Henry Sterling was named Firefighter of the Year in 1993.
Kevin M. Shea
Kevin M. Shea was named Firefighter of the Year in 1992.
Oliver “Ollie” Palmer
Oliver "Ollie" Palmer was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 1991.