Sidney Fire and Rescue
222 W. Poplar St, Sidney OH 45365
For emergencies, dial 9-1-1
For non-emergencies, dial 937-498-2346
Department Awards Program
The purpose of this program is to publicly and officially recognize members of the Department of Fire & Emergency Services who distinguish themselves by performing exceptional or conspicuously outstanding acts of heroism. The program will also recognize members of the community who perform acts of heroism or otherwise perform life saving actions. Individuals or organizations whose actions benefit the operation of the Department of Fire & Emergency Services in carrying out its mission will also be recognized.
It also provides for the recognition of members who perform commendable acts which are deemed to be above and beyond those normally expected or required of Department personnel conscientious discharging their duties, and acknowledges personnel who engage in other meritorious or exemplary activities.
FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR
On May 23, 2016 the Firefighter of the Year for 2015 was awarded to Mark Pleiman. Mark has been with the department for almost 17 years.
A graduate of Fort Loramie High School in Fort Loramie, OH. A certified paramedic, he has an Associates degree in Emergency Medical Service/Fire Science Administration from Sinclair College; is a long-standing member of our Labor/Management Committee and a committee member of our Strategic Planning Process, and has been an educator in the Juvenile Fire Setter program.
During his career, Mark has received numerous Record of Exceptional Performance recognition: for his teamwork in a car accident in which one car was in the water and the driver needed extricated in 2009; for his professionalism and quick actions in a multiple car accident in 2012; his efficiency in rescuing a trapped car accident victim in 2011; for his quick actions and skill which helped save a life during a medic call in which a patient was in respiratory distress in 2014 and also for rescue efforts in an early morning house fire later that year. He received a Letter of Commendation for the rescue of victims in an auto accident in 2004 in which his own life was in danger when a second car spun out of control, causing the crew to dive over the guard rail to avoid injury and also in 2013 when at a structure fire, demonstrated exceptional teamwork and leadership skills. He also received a Fire Chief’s Commendation Award in 2002 for tirelessly working to free a victim from a structural collapse.
Mark and his wife Diane have two children, Elizabeth and Caleb, and reside in Fort Loramie.
FF Pleiman is clearly a credit to the Department and an asset to the entire community. It is my pleasure to present the Firefighter of the Year Award to Mark Pleiman.