Fire Fighters of the Year

Firefighter of the Year Award
Each year, a career member of the Department is selected as the Firefighter of the Year, based on sustained performance. The award consists of a gold bar for uniform wear enameled in equal divisions of red and separated by a segment of gold metal with the year of the award inscribed thereon in navy blue enamel, as well as a plaque or recognition provided by the York Professional Firefighters Association.

  • Firefighter of the Year Award Recipients
    Kevin L. Holtzapple 2016
    Matthew B. Hoblitzell 2015
    No Award 2014
    William L. Collins 2013
    Kenneth E. Sheffer 2012
    Frederick R. DeSantis, III 2011
    Patrick J. Rose 2010
    Shawn M Firestone 2009
    Robert E. Bievenour 2008
    Mark J. Bowman 2007
    David P. Michaels 2006
    Chad A. Deardorff 2005
    Ivan K. Flanscha 2004
    David L. Bowman 2003
    David J. Ferguson 2002
    Donald E. Newcomer 2001
    Gordon F. Myers, Jr. 2000
    Joseph P. Portner 1999
    Darryl K. Maxfield 1998
    William H. Sleeger, Jr. 1997
    Ronald L. Simmons 1996
    Jeffrey A. miller 1995
    John A. Kottmyer 1994
    Gregory S. Altland 1993
    George A. Kottmyer 1992
    No Award 1991
    Larry E. Pritt 1990
    Gregory E. Holtzapple 1989
    Kenneth E. Shefffer

    Carlos R. Fuentes

    1988
    George A. Kottmyer 1987
    David W. Lauer 1986
    Barry A. Halpin 1985
    William F. Halpin 1984
    Lawrence Pflaum, Jr. 1983
    Michael R. Landis 1982
    Cletus L. Arnold 1981
    Gerald H. Stein 1980
    Curtis L. March 1979
    Richard W. Saylor 1978

Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Award
Each year, a volunteer member of the Department is selected as the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year, based on sustained performance. The award consists of a gold bar for uniform wear enameled in equal divisions of red and separated by a segment of gold metal with the year of the award inscribed thereon in navy blue enamel, as well as a plaque and ribbon provided by the Foremens – Presidents – Fire Chiefs Association.

  • Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Award Recipients
    David C. Sheasley 2016
    Arthur H. Harman 2015
    Lisa J. Welty 2014
    No Award 2013
    No Award 2012
    No Award 2011
    Marlin H. Grove 2010
    Frederick A. Kottmyer, Jr. 2009
    Robert N. Bowman 2008
    Dean A. Lightner 2007
    Albert H. Shaffer 2006
    Sharon A. Bleacher 2005
    Charles F. Warren, III 2004
    Clarence J. March “Bud” 2003
    Osborne W. Bowman, Jr. 2002
    William C. Duke 2001
    Frederick A. Kottmyer, III 2000
    Arthur D. Harman 1999
    David C. Sheasley 1998
    Arthur R. Smith, Jr. 1997
    Arthur C. Ryder, Jr. 1996
    Robert E. Ditzel 1995
    Beauford “Bud” W. Ott 1994
    George B. Krone 1993
    Albert H. Shaffer, Sr. 1992
    Jim Welty 1991
    Rich Stahle 1990
    No Award 1989
    Scott Ott 1988
    No Award 1987
    Scott Barnett 1986

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