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February 25, 2011 > Milpitas Firefighter of the Year

Milpitas Firefighter of the Year

Submitted by Marilyn Gatchalian
Photo Courtesy of Milpitas PD

Milpitas Fire Department recently announced that the Firefighter of the Year is Brian Bruce. Bruce has been with the Milpitas Fire Department for over twelve years and has long demonstrated a commitment not only to the organization but to community service above and beyond his call of duty. He has been Team Captain for the "Relay for Life" for the past six years. His passion and enthusiasm encourages fellow department members to support the fund-raising walkathon held every year.

Brian has taken on additional duties as the lead CPR instructor for the department and readily passes on his rich knowledge and passion for emergency medical service and para-medicine to colleagues. His efforts to provide an excellent education to fellow firefighters will enhance service delivery to the Milpitas community.

Brian's roles as a Firefighter/Paramedic and Acting Engineer/Captain have proven that he is a competent, skilled and dedicated professional. He represents the best of "servant leadership" and is guided by three core beliefs: faith, family (including the Milpitas Fire Department family) and friends (including the Milpitas community that he serves).

The Knights of Columbus Council 5796 will honor Brian Bruce, Milpitas Police Officer of the Year 2010 Mitch Timko, and the yet-to-be-named Citizen of the Year at the 37th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 9 at St. John's Pavalkis Hall with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets
($30) and can be purchased by mailing a check made out to KofC 5796 to Lou Horyza, 667 Escuela Place, Milpitas or by phone (408) 263-8779 or e-mail loupegh@aol.com.

Knights of Columbus Awards Banquet
Saturday, Apr 9
6 p.m.
St. John's Pavalkis Hall
279 S. Main St., Milpitas
(408) 263-8779

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