FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Engineer John Doe was awarded Firefighter of the year for 2021-2022.
Hand-picked by his assistant chiefs and captains, John Doe, a driver-operator with Menlo Park Fire, won the Firefighter of the Year Award for 2021-2022. The selection was based off of Doe/s accomplishments, job performance, technical competence, leadership ability, attitude, initiative, and his resourcefulness with MPFPD. Doe’s best goes above and beyond. He stepped up to take over different responsibilities within the fire department and assists in different programs to benefit the firefighters and the fire department as a whole. Doe steps up to the plate whenever he can to ensure the success and safety of those he works with, and those he’s sworn to protect.
“I took over the role of training here within the fire department,” said Doe. “I assist in the health and wellness program to get firefighters back in shape by writing meal plans and work out regiments for them and I’ve taken on some other projects that were outside my scope, so to speak.”
Doe was aware he was submitted for the award by his captain, and that his captain thought he was deserving of it, however he wasn’t expecting to win. Doe felt there were many other firefighters who were just as deserving, if not more than himself.