Service & Awards
Firefighter of the Year
Presented to the Men and Women of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department
for their service and dedication during Hurricane Irma.
Deputy Chief Dave Batiato was quoted saying
“We were blessed to serve the Community”
Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department’s Phoenix Award recognizes emergency personnel who successfully resuscitated a cardiac arrest victim from clinical death.
These individuals were not breathing and had no heartbeat, and were literally brought back to life by first responders. The award is named after the Phoenix, a mythological bird that rose from the ashes after its death.
Marco Island Fire Foundation is proud of its brave and dedicated first responders who have been recognized with the Phoenix Award:
Division Chief Tom Bogan
Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Gordon
Firefighter/Paramedic Nicholas Macchiarolo
Firefighter/Paramedic Ray Ladurini
Division Chief Chris Crossan
Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Lund
Captain Leo Rodriguez Firefighter
Paramedic Jesse Yarnell