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
2013 William R. Collins 2012 Kenneth E. Sheffer 2011 Frederick R. DeSantis, III 2010 Patrick J. Rose 2009 Shawn M. Firestone 2008 Robert E. Bievenour 2007 Mark J. Bowman 2006 David P. Michaels 2005 Chad A. Deardorff 2004 Ivan K. Flanscha 2003 David L. Bowman 2002 David J. Ferguson 2001 Donald E. Newcomer 2000 Gordon F. Myers, Jr. 1999 Joseph P. Portner 1998 Darryl K. Maxfield 1997 William H. Sleeger, Jr. 1996 Ronald L. Simmons 1995 Jeffrey A. Miller 1994 John A. Kottmyer 1993 Gregory S. Altland 1992 George A, Kottmyer 1991 not awarded 1990 Larry E. Pritt 1989 Gregory E. Holtzapple 1988 Kenneth E. Sheffer
Carlos R. Fuentes
1987 George A. Kottmyer 1986 David W. Lauer 1985 Barry A. Halpin 1984 William F. Halpin 1983 Lawrence Pflaum, Jr. 1982 Michael R. Landis 1981 Cletus L. Arnold 1980 Gerald H. Stein 1979 Curtis L. March 1978 Richard W. Saylor
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
1986 L. Scott Barnett 1987 not awarded 1988 Scott W. Ott 1989 not awarded 1990 Richard W. Stahle 1991 James A. Welty 1992 Albert H. Shaffer, Sr. 1993 George B. Krone 1994 Beauford W. “Bud” Ott 1995 Robert E. Ditzel 1996 Arthur C. Rider, Jr. 1997 Arthur R. Smith, Jr. 1998 David C. Sheasley 1999 Arthur D. Harman 2000 Frederick A. Kottmyer, III 2001 William C. Duke 2002 Osborne W. Bowman, Jr. 2003 Clarence J. “Bud” March 2004 Charles F. Warren, III 2005 Sharon A. Bleacher 2006 Albert H. Shaffer, Sr. 2007 Dean A. Lightner 2008 Robert N. Bowman 2009 Frederick A. Kottmyer, Jr. 2010 Marlin H. Grove 2011 not awarded 2012 not awarded