Rockaway Beach Fire Department Honors Members, Recognizes Service, Leadership

Rockaway Beach Fire & Rescue Department held their annual banquet and presented members with service plaques, special recognition and lifetime plaques on February 5th. Local volunteer fire departments are in need of more volunteers as calls for service continue to increase while volunteers membership declines. Volunteer firefighters are necessary to provide the services needed in our rural communities – those that run toward an emergency to help their neighbors. For more information about contact Todd Hesse, Fire Chief at Thank you to the men and women who selflessly undertake hours of training to help those in need.

Life Time Members Plaques, 20 years or more of continues service upon retirement
Retired Captain, Robert P. Olson, 30 years
Retired Captain, Tom Martine, 25 years

Retired Chief, Barry Mammano, 61 years





Shawn Vincent (left) receives his 30 year recognition plaque from Chief Hesse.

Years of Service Plaques
5 Years Mark Fiebig
5 Years Dan Golden
5 Years Jody Uerling
10 Years Captain Geoff Grace
20 Years Captain Don Kiser
30 Years Assistant Chief Shawn Vincent







Recognition of Service Plaques “General Membership“
Chief Todd Hesse
Erin Warbington
Terra “ Letty “ Buchanan
Nick Theoharis
Mikael Hesse
Cole Lindsay
Caleb Smith
Topanga Benthien
Kelsey Tobin

Special Recognition Plaques “Fire Instructors“
Don Schallberger
Ron Youngberg

Rockaway Beach Fire & Rescue February, 2022. Photo by Don Backman