Kevon Williams is MSFA Firefighter of the Year
Kevon Williams received the Maryland State Firemen’s Association’s Firefighter of the Year Award for 2021.
Kevon joined the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company (OVFC) in May 2017 while still in high school. Due to his studies and his participation as a percussionist in the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band, he was not able to complete Firefighter I until December 2018. Soon after, he completed Hazardous Materials Operations and was cleared to ride on the fire apparatus. Kevon devoted himself to riding and improving his skills as a firefighter and was the top responder in 2019 with 690 fire calls. He received the Firefighter of the Year Award from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post for his outstanding performance in 2019.
Kevon continued his training in 2020, taking Emergency Vehicle Operator, Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, Firefighter II, Firefighter Survival and Rescue, and Rescue Technician. Having this full complement of training enabled him to respond on all the apparatus and he made 573 fire calls and 38 ambulance calls in 2020. Once again, he was the top responder for the year despite the concerns about the pandemic. He has continued to contribute at this pace in 2021, making 107 fire calls and 20 ambulance calls in the first three months of 2021, even while working full-time for a private ambulance company.
Kevon continually seeks to increase his knowledge through additional training, and he volunteers to assist others as they train. He is always very willing to help in maintaining the apparatus and station, actively participates in training, and enthusiastically supports company functions. He conscientiously performs all tasks assigned to him with total commitment and professionalism. He is always one of the first to help when the call goes out for assistance.
The OVFC is proud to have members who have the dedication and drive that Kevon exhibits. He exemplifies the highest standards of the OVFC, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, and the fire service in general, and is most deserving of this award for his capable performance, continual self- improvement, and valuable service to the community.