Firefighter of the Week

James Backer - 23 year Firefighter
Baldwin Fire Department, Baldwin, NY Rotterdam Junction FD, Rotterdam Junction, NY Captain of Rotterdam Junction FD since 2006 9/11Rescue worker Jimmy wanted to be a firefighter ever since he was a kid. His godfather was a fireman and the mechanic...
Jason Young
Firefighter of the week “Kevin Shephard”
Kevin ShephardGrew up in the fire service his dad was a firefighter, joined the fire department at 18 lynbrook Long Island. Year and 1/2 Later joined army in Vietnam. Went to Community College majoring in criminal justice to be a...
Firefighter of the week “Clayton Wren”
Joined Greenwich Fire in 2015 after following my grandfather, uncle and two cousins. Certified interior and exterior firefighter as well as a NYS EMT. I have held several positions on the board of directors and recently elected Lieutenant for the...
Firefighter of the week “Fran Murphy”
Started out with Schuylerville Fire, currently life member. 33 years with SSFD retiring as Asst. Chief. 30 years as SFI. Hired on as Chief of Cocoa, Fl. for 5 years. Extensive training career from basic classes to HOT (hands on...
Firefighter of the week “Tyler Alheim”
Tyler started his firefighting career 19 years ago at Greenwich FD before transferring to Johnsonville. His highest rank during his time at Johnsonville was Assistant Chief. Tyler specialized in “truck” and rescue operations. He recently moved to Schuylerville and joined...
Firefighter of the Week “Mike France”
30 yrs in the Volunteer Fire Service with South Schenectady FD , Past Chief of department twicePresident Macboston 18 Truck for the past 4 years and member of the organization for 8 years. Honored to call him my brother and...
Firefighter of the week "Justin Decker"
Justin Decker, a member of the Schuyler Hose FD located in Schuylerville NY.  He joined the dept Jan 25, 2017 - Current.  Justin may have only been a firefighter for a short while but hit the ground running.  He quickly...
Larry "Joe" Pelaez Fire Fighter of The Week
Larry "Joe" Pelaez Career firefighter in South East Texas. Proud husband and father of two sons, Joe has dedicated his life to serving the communities he lives in and works for, having started his fire service path in high school...
Mike Smith - Firefighter of the Week
Mike is a twenty year member of The Greenwich Volunteer Fire Department In Greenwich NY. Joining at the age of fourteen. He holds numerous fire service certificates and has been a company officer since 2011, currently holding the title of...