The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) has named Battalion Chief Jim Sturtevant as the recipient of the 2016 David B. Dewey Firefighter of the Year Award. Sturtevant was announced as the recipient of the award at the annual RSFFPD Appreciation Dinner for his dedication, sense of duty, leadership, commitment to the Fire District, and customer service.
Sturtevant was hired by the RSFFPD in 1984. During his 30-year career with the RSFFPD he has served as a firefighter, engineer, and captain before being promoted to battalion chief in 2006. In addition to his regular assigned duties, Sturtevant has served on the Haz Mat committee and written grant proposals on behalf of the District, including a successful proposal that made it possible for the fire district to replace all of the firefighters’ breathing apparatus in 2009. While overseeing facility maintenance, he diligently saw that all corrections or construction were completed on time and under budget.