CHIEF KEVIN M. SHEA FIREMATIC PARTICIPATION AWARD
This award is named in honor of Chief Kevin M. Shea who suffered a Line of Duty Death in January 2004. We are proud of the Elsmere Firefighters that been honored in Chief Shea’s memory since 2005. Each recipient is listed below.
Alexander G. MacDonald
Firefighter Alexander G. MacDonald was elected as an Active Probationary Member on October 27, 2016. He was elected as a Full Active Member on June 29, 2017. Alex received the Kevin M. Shea Participation Award on May 5, 2018 at Inspection ceremonies. Click "Read More" to see the Award Letter.
On May 6th 2017, 20 year old Elsmere Fire Department's Alyssa Bevilacqua-Shufelt was honored with the 2017 Chief Kevin M. Shea Annual Participation Award...
Wayne R Johnson
The 2016 Chief Kevin M Shea Participation Award was presented to longtime member Wayne R Johnson....
Joseph M. Catalano
Congratulations to Joseph M. Catalano, recipient of the 2015 Chief Kevin M. Shea Participation Award.
William J. Yates
Congratulations to Firefighter William J. Yates, this year's recipient of the Kevin M. Shea Firematic Participation Award.
Past Chief William H. Webb
The recipient of the 2013 Kevin M. Shea Firematic Participation Award joined the Company in June 1985.
Firefighter Donald J. Ballard
Firefighter Donald J. Ballard received the Kevin M. Shea Participation Award at an Inspection and Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2012.
Lieutenant Jeffrey M. Obernesser
This year's recipient of the Kevin M. Shea Participation Award has been a member of the Company for a little over seven years, joining in 2004, but you certainly wouldn't know it. From the beginning, taking Firefighter I, and progressing through at least twenty more courses and lectures, Jeff has shown a great interest in the fire service.
Fire Police Lieutenant Stephen R. Wright
This year's recipient of the Kevin M. Shea Participation Award is no rookie. Having over thirty years of service and dedication to this organization, he is one of the reasons we are the "Pride of Bethlehem". This person, over the course of his career, has held various positions on the Company side, including serving as President for several years. He has truly put Elsmere's name out, not only in our county, but surrounding areas as well.
Firefighter Alan Antenucci (on right) received the Kevin M. Shea Award, named in honor of Chief Kevin M. Shea who suffered a Line of Duty Death in January 2004. Firefighter Antenucci was cited for his superior knowledge of and assistance to the Department's Hazardous Materials Response program. Alan joined the Department in January 2006.
Richard H. Root III
Richard H. Root III was awarded the Chief Kevin M. Shea Firematic Participation Award in 2008.
Captain Brett W. Vincent
Captain Brett W. Vincent was cited for his superior drill and alarm attendance in addition to his willingness to supervise and conduct the annual in-house fit-testing of active firefighters. Captain Vincent joined the Department in November 1998. He served as Fire Lieutenant from December 2003 until he was elected Captain in December 2007.
Lieutenant Michael A. Moon
Lieutenant Michael A. Moon was awarded the Chief Kevin M. Shea Firematic Participation Award in 2006.
Matthew H. Grant
Matthew H. Grant was awarded the Chief Kevin M. Shea Firematic Participation Award in 2005.
Daniel P. McMahon, Jr.
Daniel P. McMahon, Jr. was awarded the Chief Kevin M. Shea Firematic Participation Award in 2004.