A banquet was held at the Sunset Ballroom in South Burlington on Saturday evening, April 20 to recognize the dedicated volunteers of Shelburne who staff the rescue squad and the fire department. This year, the Shelburne Fire Department officers decided to honor the late long-time member of the Fire and Rescue departments, Ron Murdock, by renaming the Firefigher of the Year Award in celebration of his service. On hand were representatives from Shelburne’s Town Offices, Dispatch, Police, and Highway departments.
Both Fire and Rescue took the opportunity to honor members for their length of service. Each also recognized their officers. Shelburne Rescue awards were handed out by Chief Linda Goodrich for the following honors:
Rookie of the Year: Sean Keenan, Driver of the Year: John Kelley, Charlie Phelps Award: Megan Cross, Joan Foster Award: Megan Cross
Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet awarded the following awards:
Ron Murdock Firefighters of the Year: Devin Major and Dwight Mazur, Fire Officer of the Year: Jerry Ouimet, 15 Year Service Recognition: Jim Mack.