Delray Beach Fire-Rescue (DBFR) is pleased to announce that Captain Sean Gibson has been named the Department’s Firefighter of the Year and Plan Reviewer David Herbert has been named its Civilian Employee of the Year.
Captain Gibson has served with DBFR since 2003. He is currently assigned to the Special Operations station, Station 5, on “A” Shift. He also oversees the Department’s Explorer Post 320, which currently has 17 active participants. Captain Gibson’s volunteerism is extensive and includes many Department and City programs, and several that are outside of those organizations.
Plan Reviewer Herbert has served with DBFR since 2012, after retiring from an extensive fire service career in New Jersey. His knowledge of fire codes and fire protection systems has resulted in safer buildings for the City’s residents and business owners and, in turn, DBFR’s firefighters. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience, Plan Reviewer Herbert is a tremendous resource in DBFR’s Fire Safety Division.
Traditionally, the Firefighter of the Year is honored by the Elk’s Lodge at a dinner in his/her honor. Captain Gibson was honored on March 1, 2014.