Annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet 2003


Palm Harbor Fire Rescue held their Annual Awards and Appreciation banquet at the Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center on December 5, 2003. At this event, a number of awards are given. This year Lieutenant Craig Rogers was awarded the Firefighter of the Year award. The Employee of the Year was awarded to Lt Bob Markford. Crew citations were also awarded for several emergency incidents. Five, ten, fifteen, and twenty-year service pins were also distributed. The Members of the Department thank the Board of Fire Commissioners, Staff members, and IAFF Local 2980 for their ongoing support of this event.

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Honor Guard prepares to open the event with the presentation of the Flag.
Firefighter of the Year award recipient Lieutenant Craig Rogers was unable to attend. The award was accepted by his wife.
Lt. Kurt Fritz, District Chief Tom Fritz, FF/EMT Greg Nolan, and Lt. Milton Smith are recognized for 15 years service to the Department. Commissioner Robert Shatanoff is recognized for 10 years service to the Department.
FF/Paramedic Rob McNaull is recognized for 5 years service to the Department. Deputy Chief Jim Olson presents to Chief Angle a framed photo of all Department members that he created.
All current and past members of the Fire Department's Auxiliary "Fully Involved" are given a gift in appreciation for all they do for the Department each year.
Lynn takes a minute break, in between taking pictures, and after some very hard work in making this year's banquet a success.
Thanks for the great pictures and the hard work!!!

The Department would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Ms. Lori Smith, Ms. Karen Schluntz, Mr. Dave Shymkiw and the entire management team of Stratford Court and Coral Oaks as for the last three years they have generously donated there time to prepare and serve the dinner - THANKS!

With Special Thanks to

  • Stratford Court/Coral Oaks – Sunrise Senior Living Communities
  • The Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center
  • The Palm Harbor Civic Club
  • Mrs. Ginny Gibson

We would also like to thank the following
individuals and Palm Harbor area businesses for their generous donations

  • Arden Court of Palm Harbor
  • Black Forest Flowers, Inc.
  • Iris and Ivy
  • Mrs. Alberta Coffee
  • Mrs. Annie D. Dabbs
  • Manor Care of Palm Harbor
  • Mrs. Julie Peluso
  • Publix – Coral Landings
  • Rainbow-K Flowers
  • Rosa’s Florist
  • St. Mark Village, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart, Palm Harbor