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Firefighter II Scott Callahan Recognized
as Moreno Valley’s Firefighter of the Year

Moreno Valley’s City Council, City staff, Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins, and Moreno Valley Division Chief Abdul Ahmad recognized Firefighter II Scott Callahan as Firefighter of the Year for the City of Moreno Valley at the March 25 City Council Meeting. 

Scott Callahan
Firefighter of the Year Scott Callahan

Firefighter Callahan started his career with CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire in 2003.  Prior to serving the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, he served as a firefighter with the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) where he was one of the thousands of first responders to the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001. 

Firefighter Callahan received a FDNY Commemoration Medal and Ribbon for his rescue actions on the fateful day. From 2003 to 2011, Firefighter Callahan concurrently served in the United States Army while working for CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire.  During his tenure in the Army, he obtained the rank of Sergeant and served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2007.  Firefighter Callahan was honorably discharged from the Army in 2011.  Firefighter Callahan has been assigned to Moreno Valley Sunnymead Fire Station Truck 2 since 2011.  

Firefighter Callahan has a passion for training new firefighters and is an instructor with CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire for the Advanced Firefighter and Truck Academies.  He provides critical mentorship to new Firefighter II Paramedics that are assigned to Truck 2, which is at the Sunnymead Fire Station. 

The Chief Officers of the Moreno Valley Fire Department evaluated all 66 Moreno Valley firefighters in determining whom to recognize with the Firefighter of the Year award.  Firefighter Callahan was chosen due to his exceptional effectiveness working as a team on Truck 2 on emergency incidents as well as for his involvement in mentoring new firefighters just embarking on their careers.