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Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue gives out annual awards

Ronny Smith has been named Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue
Ronny Smith has been named Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue's Career Firefighter of the Year.
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Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue announced its 2013 employee honors. According to Ileana LiMarzi, public information officer for the district, ballots were distributed and employees voted for the person they found to be deserving of each title.

The following awards were made:

Career Firefighter of the Year 2013: Ronny Smith

Volunteer Firefighter of the Year 2013: Ryan Orseth

Career EMS Person of the Year 2013: Kevin Bernt

Volunteer EMS of the Year 2013: Judy Henneman

Career Officer of the Year 2013: Greg Platz

Volunteer Officer of the Year 2013: David Brisbon

Support Services Member of the Year 2013: Joe Calkins

Most Inspirational employees in 2013: Firefighter: Trevor Stanley and Staff Assistant Karen Lunden.

In addition, the following members were awarded their 2013 Service Year Pins:

5 years: Mickey Cotter, Medina Crawford, Joel Davies, Jeff Denton, Kyle Good, David Mackovjak, Shawn Mahoney, Joshua McGaughey, Kara Putman, Amy Sanchez, Thomas Sullivan, Jr. and Craig Wellbrock.

10 years: Steve Whitish

15 years: Greg Snyder, David Krause, Greg Platz, Matt Porter, Aaron Rankin, Orville Stoner, Sr.

20 years: Chris Bigelow, Joe Eberle, Eric Keim, Dan King, Mark Tuemler

25 years: Brian Danskin

30 years: Valerie Quill and Mike Tague

35 years: Ed Bentley, Henry Henneman, Ed Scholfield

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