2016 Awards Presented at March Company Meeting
 
By Public Information Officer Clay Myers
March 27, 2017
 

The Gamber & Community Fire Company presented honors and awards to its members for 2016 after the regular company meeting on Monday, March 20, 2017.

The Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Captain Chad Hastings. G. J. Bell was presented with the Herman Hoff Memorial Award for outstanding service in fund raising. Charlie Green was honored as the Administrative Member of the Year. Rookie of the Year went to Jason Niver and the Special Service Award went to Chris Wilson. Tim Brown was honored with the Outgoing Chief’s Award.

The following members responded to the most fire suppression/water rescue calls for 2016:

1- Dylan Baker 220 calls
2- Chad Hastings 153
3- Chuck Doyle148
4- Charlie Green 116
5- Chris Wilson 100
6- Shawn Chenoweth 99
7- George Syfert 91
8- Clay Myers 86
9- Alan Barnes 72 and Dale Bollinger 72


The following members had the most fire suppression training hours for 2016:

1- Dylan Baker 201 hours
2- Jeremy Hutton 164
3- James Ellison 155.5
4- Michael Weiss 132
5- Jason Niver 105
6- Alan Barnes 90
7- Joel Caple 84.5
8- Charlie Green 80.5
9- Duane Ludwig 79
10- Michael Kremer 74.5

The following members had the most EMS training hours for 2016:

1- Jeremy Hutton 59 hours
2- Danny Green 37.5
3- Stan Mertz 33.5
4- Mike Franklin 32
5- Amber Sanford 28
6- Chad Hastings 27.8

The following members had the most fundraising hours in 2016:

1- Jeannie Green 702 hours
2- Nancy Zepp 421.5
3- Dylan Baker 419.5
4- Lee Kestler 388
5- Mike Sullivan 352
6- Randy Panos 323
7- G.J. Bell 315.5
8- Charlie Green 315
9- Chrissy Green 302
10- Stan Mertz 298

The following members earned pins for years of membership/service:

5 Years: Richard Durr, Lindsay Durr, Meghan Elasser, and Jay Prise

10 Years: Alisha Brauning, Holly Sherfey, Brad Nicholson, Christine Syfert, and George Syfert

15 Years: G. J. Bell, Joel Caple, Colleen Kelly, and John Wilson

20 Years: Bruce Bouch and Beth Murray

25 Years: Mike Shawver

30 Years: Art Frotton and Stan Mertz

35 Years: Chuck Doyle, Vickie Ludwig, and Mike Sullivan

45 Years: Art Brauning

Life Active: Mark Snyder, Rose Pandolfini, and Bridget Weishaar

Photos by Randy Panos

 
Lindsay and Richard Durr - 5 Year Service Pins
Lindsay and Richard Durr - 5 Year Service Pins
G. J. Bell, Colleen Kelly, and Joel Caple -  15 Year Service Pins
G. J. Bell, Colleen Kelly, and Joel Caple - 15 Year Service Pins
 
Beth Murray and Bruce Bouch -  20 Year Service Pins
Beth Murray and Bruce Bouch - 20 Year Service Pins
Mark Snyder - Life Active Service Pin
Mark Snyder - Life Active Service Pin
 
Mike Shawver - 25 Year Service Pin
Mike Shawver - 25 Year Service Pin
Stan Mertz and Art Frotton - 30 Year Service Pins
Stan Mertz and Art Frotton - 30 Year Service Pins
 
Mike Sullivan and Chuck Doyle - 35 Year Service Pins
Mike Sullivan and Chuck Doyle - 35 Year Service Pins
G. J. Bell and President Mike Franklin - G.J. was awarded the Herman Hoff Fundraising Award for 2016.
G. J. Bell and President Mike Franklin - G.J. was awarded the Herman Hoff Fundraising Award for 2016.
 
Art Brauning - 45 Year Service Pin
Art Brauning - 45 Year Service Pin
Most EMS Training Hours - Jeremy Hutton, Stan Mertz, Chad Hastings, and Mike Franklin.
Most EMS Training Hours - Jeremy Hutton, Stan Mertz, Chad Hastings, and Mike Franklin.
 
Most Fire Training - 2016 Chief Tim Brown, Dylan Baker, Jeremy Hutton, 2017 Chief Charlie Green, James Ellison, Jason Niver, Michael Kremer, and Joel Caple
Most Fire Training - 2016 Chief Tim Brown, Dylan Baker, Jeremy Hutton, 2017 Chief Charlie Green, James Ellison, Jason Niver, Michael Kremer, and Joel Caple
Most Fire Calls - Dylan Baker, Chad Hastings, 2017 Chief Charlie Green, Clay Myers, Dale Bollinger, Chris Wilson, and Chuck Doyle
Most Fire Calls - Dylan Baker, Chad Hastings, 2017 Chief Charlie Green, Clay Myers, Dale Bollinger, Chris Wilson, and Chuck Doyle
 
Most Fund Raising Hours - Nancy Zepp, Chrissy Green, G. J. Bell, Stan Mertz, Charlie Green, Lee Kestler, Mike Sullivan, Randy Panos, and Dylan Baker
Most Fund Raising Hours - Nancy Zepp, Chrissy Green, G. J. Bell, Stan Mertz, Charlie Green, Lee Kestler, Mike Sullivan, Randy Panos, and Dylan Baker
2016 Chief Tim Brown (l) and Jason Niver (r) - Jason was awarded Rookie of the Year award for 2016.
2016 Chief Tim Brown (l) and Jason Niver (r) - Jason was awarded Rookie of the Year award for 2016.
 
2016 Chief Tim Brown (l) and Chad Hastings (r) - Chad was honored with the Gerald L. Lindsay Firefighter of the Year Award for 2016.
2016 Chief Tim Brown (l) and Chad Hastings (r) - Chad was honored with the Gerald L. Lindsay Firefighter of the Year Award for 2016.
2017 Chief Charlie Green, Chris Wilson, and President Mike Franklin - Chris was awarded the Special Service Award.
2017 Chief Charlie Green, Chris Wilson, and President Mike Franklin - Chris was awarded the Special Service Award.
 
Tim Brown (l) 2016 Chief was honored with the Outgoing Chief's Award by 2017 Chief Charlie Green.
Tim Brown (l) 2016 Chief was honored with the Outgoing Chief's Award by 2017 Chief Charlie Green.
Rose Pandolfini (l) was awarded her Life Active Membership by President Mike Franklin at the April company meeting.
Rose Pandolfini (l) was awarded her Life Active Membership by President Mike Franklin at the April company meeting.
 
Bridget Weishaar (l) was awarded her Life Active Membership by President Mike Franklin at the May company meeting.
Bridget Weishaar (l) was awarded her Life Active Membership by President Mike Franklin at the May company meeting.