Honors and Awards

Departmental Awards and Recognition

 Award Name  Years Awarded
Best of Denton County - Best Fire Station 2019
Heart Safe Community Award
2014, 2016
Life Safety Achievement Award
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
State Fire Marshal and TEXFIRS Reporting Recognition
2002
Station Style and Design Award
2008
Storm Ready Recognition  2019


 2014, 2016

"Of The Year" Awards and Recognition

These awards are voted on by fellow Department members and presented at the Annual Fire Department Banquet.  The recipients must be committed to the Fire Department's Mission Statement which it has established as a priority.

 Award  2019 Recipient(s)
 Distinguished Member  Administrative Coordinator Charlene Seidl
 Officer of the Year  Captain Tony Sorsby
 Firefighter of the Year  Firefighter/Paramedic Jack Lacy
 Paramedic of the Year  Firefighter/Paramedic Clayton Grubbs
 Rookie of the Year  Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Ford

Previous Recipients

Distinguished Member



  • 2005 Jared Middleton & Charles Hinkle
  • 2008 Randy McCurley 
  • 2009 Tony Sorsby 
  • 2010 Tony Sorsby 
  • 2012 Travis Nokes 
  • 2013 Tony Sorsby & Travis Nokes 
  • 2016 Brad Goudie
  • 2017 Captain Daniel Ortmeier
  • 2018 Assistant Chief Travis Nokes & Captain Tony Sorsby

Officer of the Year


  • 2018 Captain Daniel Ortmeier

Firefighter of the Year


  • 2001 Chris Ahrens & Andy Ponder
  • 2002 Travis Nokes & Tim Moehlman 
  • 2003 Joe Guzman & Charles Hinkle 
  • 2004 Jonathan Tsakonas 
  • 2005 John Bryant 
  • 2006 Bobby Johnson 
  • 2013 Derek Doyle & Jack Lacy 
  • 2015 Dan Ortmeier 
  • 2016 Justin Moore & Dan Ortmeier 
  • 2017 FF/Paramedic Taylor Proefrock
  • 2018 FF/Paramedic Taylor Proefrock

Rookie of the Year


  • 2005 Adam Parkhurst
  • 2011 Scott Taylor & Rhett Rimmer
  • 2012 Derek Doyle 
  • 2016 Jonathan Hughes
  • 2017 Clayton Grubbs
  • 2018 FF/Paramedic Clayton Grubbs

Paramedic of the Year


  • 2008 Jared Middleton 
  • 2009 Matthew Luttrell 
  • 2010 Jared Middleton & Robert Dukes 
  • 2012 Charles Hinkle 
  • 2013 Cody Wooten & Scott Clasby
  • 2015 Rhett Rimmer
  • 2016 Justin Moore
  • 2017  FF/Paramedic Taylor Proefrock
  • 2018 FF/Paramedic Taylor Proefrock