Metro Award recipients

2014
Fire Chief of the Year: G. Keith Bryant, Oklahoma City, OK
Life Time Achievement Award: Donald Austin, Detroit, MI (Retired)
President’s Award of Distinction: James Shannon, NFPA (Given by G. Keith Bryant)

2013
Fire Chief of the Year: Keith Richter, Orange County, CA
Life Time Achievement Award: Peter Holland, Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor Communities and Local Government, London, England
President’s Award of Distinction: Vicki Lee, IAFC (Given by Steve Dean)
President’s Award of Distinction: Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, IAFF (Given by Steve Dean)
President’s Award of Distinction: Dr. Denis Onieal, NFA (Given by Steve Dean)

2012
No Fire Chief of the Year
Life Time Achievement Award: Bill McCammon (Retired) and Jeff Johnson (Retired)

2011
Fire Chief of the Year: Richard “Smokey” Dyer, Kansas City, MO
Life Time Achievement Award: Glenn Gaines, Fairfax, VA (Retired) and Acting USFA Administrator

2010
Fire Chief of the Year: William “Bill” Stewart, Toronto, CA
Life Time Achievement Award: Kelvin J. Cochran, USFA
President’s Award of Distinction: Glenn Gaines, Fairfax, VA (Retired) Given by Bob Hendricks

2009
Fire Chief of the Year: Ned Pettus, Jr., Columbus, Ohio
Life Time Achievement Award: Russell Sanders, Louisville, KY (Retired)
President’s Award of Distinction: Luther Fincher, Charlotte, NC (Retired) (Given by Bill Stewart)

2008
Fire Chief of the Year: William “Shorty” Bryson, Miami
Life Time Achievement Award: Charlie Dickinson, Pittsburgh (Retired)

2007
Fire Chief of the Year: Sir Ken Knight, London, England
Life Time Achievement Award: Dennis Compton, Mesa, Arizona (Retired)
Award of Distinction: Ron Siarnicki, National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation (Given by Keith Richter)

2006
Fire Chief of the Year: William R. “Bill” Bamattre, Los Angeles City, CA
Life Time Achievement Award: Herman Brice, Palm Beach County, FL
Award of Distinction: Charles Parent, New Orleans, LA (Given by Kelvin Cochran)

2005
Fire Chief of the Year: P. Michael Freeman, Los Angeles County, CA
Life Time Achievement Award: Warren McDanniels, New Orleans, LA
Award of Distinction: Gordon Aoyagi, Montgomery County, MD (Given by Becky Denlinger)

2004
Fire Chief of the Year: Jeff Bowman, San Diego, CA
Life Time Achievement Award: Dodd Miller, Dallas, TX
Award of Distinction: Russ Sanders, Louisville, KY (Given by Wes Shoemaker)

2003
Fire Chief of the Year: Harold Hairston, Philadelphia, PA.
Life Time Achievement: Dave Paulison, Miami, FL (Retired).
Award of Distinction: Charlie Dickinson, Pittsburgh, PA (Retired) (Given by Mario Trevino)

2002
Fire Chief of the Year: Warren McDaniels, New Orleans, LA.
Life Time Achievement Award: Alan Brunacini, Phoenix, AZ.
Award of Distinction: Joe Redden, Newark, NJ (Retired). (Given by Tim Fuller)

2001
Fire Chief of the Year: Luther Fincher, Charlotte, NC.
Life Time Achievement Award: Bill McCrossen, New Orleans (Retired).