Division of Fire Awards

Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by the Council President Kevin J. Kelley, Councilman Matt Zone (Ward 15); Michael McGrath, Department of Public Safety, Director; Angelo Calvillo, Division of Fire, Interim Chief; and other public safety and elected officials at a ceremony held in City Council Chambers to present awards to Cleveland firefighters for their dedication and service to the residents of the City of Cleveland. Firefighters who delivered exemplary service and have gone beyond the call of duty were presented with special awards. 

In addition, five citizens who have helped to strengthen their community were also recognized with the Citizens Awards. Citizens Awards were presented to those citizens who distinguished themselves through the performance of a heroic act involving great personal risk.

The following list includes the recipients’ names, Fire Engine, Tower, Technical Rescue or Ladder number and the category for their award recognition:


MEDAL OF VALOR

Captain Timothy Todten      |     Lieutenant Phillip Seger

FLORIAN CROSS

Lieutenant Ronald Vargo         FGF David Shantery        FGF Richard Petras

MERITORIOUS SERVICE

Captain Timothy Corcoran    |   FGF Timothy Dagg    |   Lieutenant Daniel Flave     |     Lieutenant Phillip Seger

FGF Haven Hobson   |   FGF Christopher Chillemi    |    FGF John Denk      |     FGF Edward Jokkel     |     FGF Marshall Shorts      

Engine 30   |   Engine 23    |   Engine 24      Tower 10      |      Engine 30   |    Technical Rescue 1

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Battalion Chief Gregory Glauner      |    Retired FGF Russell Linz      |      Technical Rescue 1-Dive Team      |      Ladder 23     |      Engine 23

CITIZENS AWARD

Ridge Jackson       |      Rondale Griffin        |        Clarence Williams       |      Westley Lattimore        |      Edward Sanovicth

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Photographer: 
William C. Rieter