Dave Bullard named Rio Verde Firefighter of the Year


Fountain Hills Rotary Club marked its 24th year of honoring first responders who serve the surrounding area at its luncheon on Tuesday, March 12.

Chief Jay Ducote said "The Rio Verde Fire District is happy to announce that Captain Paramedic Dave Bullard is the 2018 firefighter of the year. Dave has been in the fire service for over 30 years and he receives this prestigious award by voting from his peers. Dave is the Driver Instructor trainer for the Rio Verde Fire District. Dave also coordinates live fire training with other agencies. In addition he does the scheduling of shifts on a day to day basis. Dave is an Engine Boss for the state wildland team and he has been to California on numerous wildland assignments over the past few years. Dave is a great leader and mentor for the younger firefighters he supervises."

Congratulations Dave!  This honor is well deserved.