Annual Awards

 Big Sur Fire

2017 Annual Awards


On December 12, 2017, we held our annual holiday dinner graciously hosted by our wonderful friends at the Nepenthe Restaurant. The dinner is a great time to get together as the year winds down and an opportunity to honor our annual award winners.   Each year we typically honor a “Volunteer of the Year”, a “Rookie of the Year”, an “Engine Company of the Year”, and a special recognition known as the “Chiefs Award.”  As always, this year’s annual dinner was a great success with a wonderful turnout from Big Sur Fire members, family, friends, and members of our Board of Directors.  Thanks to all who attended along with special thanks to the Nepenthe Restaurant staff and General Manager Kirk Gafill for their wonderful hospitality.






Each year we recognize a member of Big Sur Fire whose contributions has gone above and beyond the call of duty; a person who often works behind the scenes and whose contribution is so excellent and consistent that it might otherwise be taken for granted.  The annual Chief’s Award has been established to honor just such a person, and this year in recognition of his dedicated and outstanding service to the Big Sur Community, we honor Matt Harris.






In addition to our annual awards, the holiday dinner is where we distribute our service awards.  We are proud to announce years of service awards to:






Jeff Carmichael, 5 years










Jim Betts, 5 years











Martine Palafox, 5 years









Hubbs Hubback, 15 years











Jeannie Alexander, 20 years