At the March 27, 2017 Township of Kalamazoo Board Of Trustees regular meeting, the Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department presented awards to the recipient of the 2016 Firefighter Of The Year as well as years of service awards.
Those members receiving the awards were representing the continued hard work and dedication of the members of the fire department.
Receiving the Firefighter of the Year Award was Lieutenant George Tazelaar of the Northwood station.
Receiving Years of Service Awards were: 40 Years, Lieutenant Tim James of the Westwood station – 30 Years, Firefighter Mark Warnicke of the Westwood station – 25 Years, Firefighter James Loedemann of the Westwood station – 10 Years, Gabriel Podolsky and Justin VanOrder of the Westwood station, Captain Chad Baker of the Northwood station and Firefighter Derek Drake of the Eastwood station – 5 Years, Lieutenant George Tazelaar, Firefighter Phil Curley and Firefighter Mark Garrett of the Northwood Station and Firefighter Brian TenBrink of the Eastwood station.
You can find much more information in the 2016 Fire Department Annual Report.