List of Awards

We’re proud to recognize our fellow members with the following awards.

Walt Lambert Union Leadership Awards

In memorial tribute to Brother Walt Lambert, we hereby recognize and honor those individuals who have demonstrated their dedicated service to the cause of organized labor and the principles of brotherhood. Their commitment, sacrifice, and compassion on behalf of fire fighters and the greater union movement throughout this country are rare examples of dedication and service that have inspired us all to continue in the traditions of leadership.

2018 – Jeff Johnson
2017 – Mark Johnson
2016 – Brian Hurley
2015 – Dan Leahy
2014 – Kevin Van de Wege
2013 – Charles Kernaghan
2012 – Greg Markley
2011 – Jim Martinez (posthumous)
2010 – Mike Cooper
2009 – Al Link (co-winner); Rick Bender (co-winner)
2008 – Pat McElligott
2007 – Ricky J. Walsh
2006 – Geoff Simpson
2005 – Harold Schaitberger
2004 – Kelly Fox
2003 – Paul Harvey
2002 – Vincent J. Bollon
2001 – Michael McGovern
2000 – Jim Rudd
1999 – Merlin Halverson
1998 – Greg Bergquist
1997 – Jimmy Cason
1996 – Alfred K. Whitehead
1995 – Mike Watson
1994 – Al Brisbois
1993 – Howard Vietzke
1992 – N/A
1991 – James A. Hill
1990 – Ken Strong
1989 – Jack Gannon

Honorary Fire Fighter

In memorial tribute to Brother Jack A. Waller, we hereby recognize and honor those individuals who have demonstrated their commitment, both in word and deed, to promote the best interests of professional fire fighters in the state of Washington. From their generous and personal efforts, we have benefited.

 

2019 – Beth Doglio

2018 – John Lovick
2017 – Pat Ellis
2016 – Helen Kramer
2016 – Debbie Guillot
2015 – Ron Meyers
2014 – John Kretzschmar
2013 – Mike Sells
2010 – Tracey Eide
2012 – Pat Sullivan
2009 – Margarita Prentice
2008 – Mark Ericks
2007 – Steve Nelson
2006 – Lisa Brown
2005 – Greg DiMartino
2004 – Ellie Belew
2003 – Bill Hanson
2002 – Jerome Delvin
2001 – Alex Skalbania
2000 – Frank Chopp
1999 – Senator Patty Murray
1998 – Ron Sims
1998 – Lee Stowell
1997 – Steve Conway
1996 – Governor Mike Lowry
1995 – Richard A. King
1994 – Mike Heavey
1993 – Marc Gaspard
1992 – James Webster
1991 – Joseph Dear
1990 – Brian Ebersole
1989 – Doug Sayan
1987 – John Cherberg
1986 – Larry Vognild
1985 – R. Ted Bottiger

Ricky J. Walsh Fully Involved Awards

In tribute to Brother Ricky J. Walsh, we hereby recognize and honor those individuals who have proven their commitment and placed others before themselves. By dedicating time and energy to the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, they have enhanced the value of our union.

 

2019 – Norm Golden

2018 – John Gage
2018 – Michael White
2017 – Melissa Beard
2017 – Pat Hepler
2017 – Layne Bladow
2016 – Beth Gallup
2016 – Bill Hoover
2016 – Eric Monroe