Honors and Awards

Departmental Awards and Recognition

 Award Name  Years Awarded
 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


"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  2018 Recipient(s)
 Distinguished Member  Assistant Chief Travis Nokes & Captain Tony Sorsby
 Officer of the Year  Captain Daniel Ortmeier
 Firefighter of the Year  Firefighter/Paramedic Taylor Proefrock
 Paramedic of the Year  Firefighter/Paramedic Taylor Proefrock
 Rookie of the Year  Firefighter/Paramedic Clayton Grubbs

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 Daniel Ortmeier

Rookie of the Year


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

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 Taylor Proefrock

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 Taylor Proefrock