Firefighter of the Year 2016
2016 Firefighter of the Year
Lt. Chris Bichsel
Lt. Bichsel is a 17-year veteran of the department starting his tenure on May 17, 1999. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on December 19, 2005 and is currently assigned to Shift 2.
He is certified as a Firefighter III, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Instructor II, Fire Officer I and a Paramedic. He currently serves as a Shift Training Coordinator, a CPR instructor, a leader for the Hazardous Materials Team, a member of the Technical Rescue Team, and President of the Foreign Fire Insurance Board.
He has also earned his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from John Wood Community College.
He was recognized and presented with the award at the February 3rd annual party.