Gary Gefre named Firefighter of the Year

YAKIMA FIRE DEPT. NEWS RELEASE -- On February 11, 2013, The City Fire Department presented Lieutenant Gary Gefre with the Firefighter of the Year award for 2012.

This is the department's highest award, established in 1994 to provide special recognition for outstanding service and dedication in keeping with highest traditions of the Yakima City fire department.

Lieutenant Gefre, a 20 year veteran, was recognized for his hard work, dedication, countless contributions to the Fire Service and the community. Lt. Gefre is the 18th recipient of this award.