Chief Darrell White
Presque Isle Fire Department
The Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association congratulates Fire Chief White, his family, and the City of Presque Isle on his recent award. Chief White received the 2022 Maine Fire Chief of the Year Award and recognition for his outstanding service to the Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association as President for the last two years. Chief White is truly one of a kind and represents Maine’s fire service well. Please join both the membership and the Board of Directors in congratulating him on these accomplishments.
Previous Award Winners
- 2021 – Chief Michael Robitaille, Town of Yarmouth
- 2020 – Chief John Duross, City of Saco
- 2019 – Chief William Gillespie, Town of Liberty
- 2018 – Chief Thomas Higgins, City of Bangor
- 2017 – Chief Scott Susi, City of Caribou
- 2016 – Chief Kenneth Brillant, Town of Brunswick
- 2015 – Chief B. Michael Thurlow, Town of Scarborough (Retired)
- 2014 – Chief Charles Hammond, Town of Windham (Retired)
- 2013 – Chief Roger Audette, Augusta
- 2012 – Chief Gary Petley, Clinton
- 2011 – Chief Stephen Nichols, Sr., Kennebunk
- 2010 – Chief Kevin Guimond, South Portland
- 2009 – None
- 2008 – Chief Kenneth Dixon, Andover
- 2007 – Chief William Hussey, Peru
- 2006 – Chief Jeff Cammack, Bangor
- 2005 – Raymond Parent, Sanford
- 2004 – William St. Michel, Durham
- 2003 – Michel A Lajoie, Lewiston
- 2002 – Darrel Fournier, Freeport
- 2001 – Lyle Chadwick, Burnham
- 2000 – Larry Bradley, Augusta (Deceased)
- 1999 – Norman Cyr, Madawaska
- 1998 – Robert McCleery, Farmington (Retired)
- 1997 – Clifton Smith, Auburn (Retired)
- 1996 – Roy E Woods, Caribou
- 1995 – Jethro Pease, Morrill
- 1994 – Channel Bouchard, Van Buren (Retired)
- 1993 – Robert Butters, Norway
- 1992 – Philip McGouldrick, South Portland
- Nominee must be either a current member or recently accepted life member (within the last 12 months) of the Maine Fire Chiefs Association.
- Nominee must have at least three years experience as a Chief.
- Nominee must be actively involved in, but not limited to, the following:
- County or mutual aid fire organizations
- Fire prevention education on a local basis
- Training and Safety improvement with their Department
- Local community involvement (non-fire service)
- Regional, State or National Fire Service Organizations
- Nominee must be recognized as a leader in the fire service by their peers.
- Nominations shall be accepted from any municipal official or any fire related County, State or local organization.
- Nominations shall be accompanied by a letter explaining how the nominee meets the above criteria.
- The selection committee shall be appointed by the President of the Maine Fire Chief Association.
- Two Past Presidents of M.F.C.A.
- Two members of the Board of Directors of the M.F.C.A.
- One municipal official, (i.e., Mayor, Councilperson, Selectperson, etc.) from the previous year recipient community
- One M.F.T.E. Director or designee