This prestigious award is presented annually to a member of the fire service community in appreciation of their continued, dedicated support and service to the Burn Institute.
In 1994, the Burn Institute established the Pamela R. Kelly Volunteer of the Year Award in honor of late Fire Prevention Officer Pam Kelly, who worked for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Pam was well known for her tireless volunteer efforts throughout San Diego County.
Deputy Fire Marshal Adam Beardsley - 2013 Recipient
Since 2006, Heartland Fire & Rescue Deputy Fire Marshal, Adam Beardsley has contributed his energy and enthusiasm to the Burn Institute. He has actively embraced a variety of the Institute’s events and programs including Camp Beyond the Scars, Firefighter Boot Drive, Farmers Insurance Fire Expo/Firefighter Demo Derby and Share Your Heart. In addition, through his work with the fire service, Adam routinely utilizes Burn Institute materials to educate his community about fire and burn prevention. He also participates in the Institute’s smoke alarm installation program and refers youth to the Juvenile Firesetter Program.“Volunteering with the Burn Institute has been a truly rewarding experience,” said Beardsley. “I feel so fortunate to be able to give my time to an organization that does so much for our community. Being a part of Camp Beyond the Scars as a counselor has taught me that giving my time can make a difference in the lives of others as well as my own. I am inspired by the kids at camp every year and can’t wait to go again this year. Volunteering has allowed me to connect with the community and make it a better place. Every time I volunteer I know that we are making a positive imprint on someone’s life. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this organization and look forward to helping to further the Burn Institute’s mission in the future,” Beardsley added. Congratulations Adam!
Captain Mark Waters (2012)
Robert Pohl, Division Chief (2011)
Captain Patrick O’Neil (2010)
Engineer/Paramedic Jeff Chumbley (2009)
Chief Erwin Willis (ret.) (2008)
Captain Dale Stewart (ret.) (2007)
Deputy Chief Mitch Villalpando (2006)
Captain Ron Hollander (2005)
Captain Tom Ferguson (2004)
Captain Mike Nuanes (2003)
Captain Daryn Drum (2002)
Chief Roger Purdie (ret.) (2001)
Chief Dennis Van Der Maaten (ret.) (2000)
Captain Steve Ricci (1999)
Captain Arnell Garcia (1999)
Captain Doug Elliott (1998)
Fire Marshal Paul Dawson (ret.) (1997)
Captain Angelo Cappos (1996)
Captain Ed Montgomery (ret.) (1995)
Chief Bill Wright (ret.) (1994)