The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation congratulates Deputy Chief William Goldfeder of the Loveland-Symmes, Ohio, Fire Department who received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Loveland City Council and Otto Huber, Chief of Department on May 26.
During the presentation, Huber remarked that having Goldfeder lead the department’s health and safety efforts has been instrumental for fire personnel, both locally and regionally. “He has brought (and continues to bring) extraordinary awareness to the issue of fire operations and survival in our profession through his leadership that spans a lifetime.”
Goldfeder has been a firefighter since 1973 and a chief officer since 1982. In addition to serving on the NFFF Board of Directors, he is on the board of directors of the IAFC, representing the Safety, Health and Survival Section, September 11th Families Association and National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System.
“Billy has been a tremendous supporter of the NFFF’s mission and his efforts are a testament to that dedication,” said Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “We could not be more pleased for Billy on this outstanding and well-deserved recognition.”