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City Announces 2014 Firefighter of the Year

Moreno Valley’s City Council, City staff, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins and Moreno Valley Battalion Chief Mark Williams recognized Firefighter Paramedic Troy Brogdon as 2014 Firefighter of the Year for the City of Moreno Valley at the March 24, 2015 City Council meeting. 

Firefighter Brogdon has a passion for training new firefighters and teaches on the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department’s Commercial Industrial cadre, Truck Academy and serves on the Battalion 9 Emergency Medical Services Committee. He has assisted in writing State Fire Marshal curriculum for the Department’s orientation class for new recruits. Additionally, he serves as a paramedic preceptor for new paramedic students where he evaluates, trains and provides succession plans to paramedic interns and newly hired firefighter paramedics.

Firefighter BrogdonBattalion Chief Mark Williams congratulated Firefighter Brogdon and stated “Troy’s work ethic is second to none. He completes his work with integrity and never fails to go above and beyond what he is tasked with.”  

Firefighter Brogdon’s career advancement and other recognitions demonstrate his passion for fire service. The Morning Optimist Club of Moreno Valley recently recognized Firefighter Brogdon for providing outstanding customer service.

He began his career in 2002 with the United States Forest Service as a Seasonal Firefighter assigned to the Cleveland National Forest, Palomar District at the Lake Henshaw Station.

In 2003, Firefighter Brogdon was hired with Mercy Ambulance in San Diego County where he worked for three years as an Emergency Medical Technician. During this time, he attended paramedic school and earned his paramedic license.

In 2004, Firefighter Brogdon was hired by Valley Center Fire Protection District San Diego County, as a reserve firefighter. During the next two years, Brogdon supervised 40 volunteer firefighters and served as Firefighter Association President. Concurrently, he was hired as a reserve firefighter with Deer Springs Fire Protection District in San Diego County, where he worked until 2006.

In 2006, Firefighter Brogdon was hired by CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department as a Firefighter Paramedic. He was initially assigned to the Menifee Battalion, Quail Valley at Station 5. Several months later Brogdon moved to Fire Station 76 in Menifee Lakes where he was assigned to a paramedic engine company for 3 years. During this time, he also received training and certification in both Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue techniques.

In 2009, Firefighter Brogdon transferred to the Moreno Valley Division Battalion and was assigned to the paramedic engine company at Fire Station 65, Kennedy Park. After five years, Troy was reassigned to Fire Station 2, Sunnymead in 2013 where he currently serves as a Firefighter Paramedic on the Truck Company.