2006 Firefighter of the Year

Alberto Valbuena

The 2006 Firefighter of the Year recipient is Lieutenant Alberto Valbuena. Alberto has long been one of our departments leaders in advanced training classes, and this year saw him elected by his peers to the position of 2nd Lieutenant. Alberto has taken on this new leadership role, while still serving as our department's secretary. Alberto works close to an hour away from the firehouse but still finds the time to cover overnight shifts, all while striving to improve himself both professionally and personally.