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5th Generation Firefighter Earns Prestigious Honor

The Manhattan Beach Fire Association feted John Dulmage with its Firefighter of the Year award. The Redondo Beach resident was commended by the city as his wife and sons watched.

Redondo Beach resident John Dulmage has been named Manhattan Beach's Firefighter of the Year by his peers in the city Fire Association, according to a city staff report.

Dulmage, an 18-year veteran of MBFD  and 5th generation firefighter [his dad recently retired from the Los Angeles County Fire Department], was honored at the Manhattan Beach City Council meeting Tuesday and at the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club's meeting on June 25.

Before joining MBFD, Dulmage worked as a paramedic for Medtrans Ambulance. He served as an MBFD paid-call firefighter for 3-1/2 years and then competed for and was appointed to the position of firefighter/paramedic. All full-time MB firefighters are also paramedics.  

According to MBFD Fire Chief Robert Espinosa, "Through his drive and determination he then decided to compete for a promotion to fire engineer/paramedic and was appointed the position," which he currently holds.

In 2012, Dulmage was: a proctor of two mini fire academies for new MB firefighters; a panel assessor on the firefighter/paramedic entrance exam; a co-lead for the specifications used in the purchase of a new fire engine for MBFD, and assigned as an acting Fire Captain in March.

Dulmage and his wife Erin have two sons (2 and 4 years old) and was accompanied by his family at the City Council ceremony. 

Patricia Quagletti July 08, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Thank you for your service. We citizens of MB appreciate all of you.

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