By Jill Fox
Two outstanding members of the Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department were recognized at the city commission meeting on April 3, as Fire Supervisor of the Year and Firefighter of the Year.
Selected as the 2018 Fire Supervisor of the Year, Captain Kevin Sullivan was chosen not only for being calm and reliable – but by leading by example. According to the department, as a fire academy instructor, Sullivan displays competence, organization, commitment and serves as a role model for students aspiring for careers in the fire service.
Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said that as an active captain, training his crews regularly and helping to develop their promotional capability, his efforts at guiding others to achieve their goals are well-known throughout the department.
Firefighter Paramedic Caroline Quevillon was chosen Firefighter of the Year and is recognized by her peers for her positive attitude, consistent work ethic and commitment to the profession and the department.
Quevillon assisted with rewriting the department’s new hire training manual prior to the next class of new hires and invested time researching issues she knew caused difficulties for her peers as they went through the process.
Mayor Hunschofsky said Quevillon is quiet – but consistent in her work ethic around the station, reliable and confident on-scene, and can be counted on to perform in a way that inspires others.
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co., a leading full-service public relations firm. Fox worked at NBC Miami for eight years after graduating from the University of Miami. She lives in Parkland with her husband, Brian and two children.