HVFD Honors Its Best of 2013 at Annual Public Safety Awards Banquet

All current and past HVFD Chief Officers (including Chief Emeritus Doc Moltrup attending via FaceTime) present Ryan Pidgeon with the department's Member of the Year award for 2013.
All current and past HVFD Chief Officers (including Chief Emeritus Doc Moltrup attending via FaceTime) present Ryan Pidgeon with the department’s Member of the Year award for 2013.

The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department — along with the City of Hyattsville Police and Hyattsville Fraternal Order of Police — recognized its best of 2013 our annual joint Public Safety Awards banquet held on Saturday, March 22nd.

Top Awards

Our primary awards are nominated and selected by the HVFD’s membership at large. (photos of all recipients below)

  • Member of the Year Ryan Pidgeon (pictured above)
  • EMS Member of the Year Zahari Tchopev
  • Firefighter of the Year Joshua Wortman
  • Rookie of the Year Timothy Keiling
  • Most Improved Member Mike Rubenstein

Leadership Presented Awards

  • Chief’s Award Josh Wortman, Stephen Whitman & Ryan Pidgeon
  • President’s Award Patricia Thomas
  • President’s Award The HVFD Bunkroom

Top Responders

Live-In Responders
1. Ryan Pidgeon 2. Pat Williams 3. Josh Wortman 4. Stephen Whitman 5. Melvin Wright

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Local EMS Responders
1. Patricia Thomas 2. Ian Kolmaister 3. Justin Kirby 4. Mike Rubenstein 5. Kyle Riffe

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Local Fire Responders
1. Chris Evans 2. James Butler 3. Jeff Kraus 4. Josh Miller 5. Dillon Huss

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Special Recognition Awards

  • County Council Member Will Campos for his commitment to the HVFD and Public Safety in Prince George’s County
  • Adam Willemssen for his service in the Air Force and HVFD
  • Anna Van Valkenburgh for her contributions to the department

Browse More Banquet Photos Here

2013 was one of the busiest and more unique years in recent memory for the HVFD. Beyond responding to nearly 6,000 runs, the HVFD also celebrated its 125th Anniversary with many events starting with a Memorial & Remembrance Service in March for our fallen firefighters and capped off with our Groundbreaking & Alumni event in October. You can read our recap of our 2013 events here.

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