OCTOBER 2010 MEETING

   

 

 

 

 

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
SAR FIRE SAFETY COMMENDATION MEDAL

Battalion Chief Brooke Hildreth has distinguished herself and the San Antonio Fire Department through her professionalism, her expertise, and her charismatic leadership style.

Chief Hildreth entered the San Antonio Fire Department on 12 April 1993. She has served the citizens of San Antonio in the Fire Suppression Division, the Emergency Medical Services Division, in Fire Department Administration, and currently as the battalion Chief of District 5.

Chief Hildreth’s commitment to safety and training is exemplified in her commitment to education. Her graduation from Texas A&M has led to additional educational opportunities; to include being an associate instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Emergency Health Science Program. She has taught Tactics and assessment center classes at “Women in Fire” and Emergency Services Conferences around the country.

It is this commitment and dedication to Service and to Fire Safety that resonates from Chief Hildreth and those she leads. Her actions reflect great credit on herself, the San Antonio Fire Department and the Citizens of San Antonio. Today we recognize one of San Antonio’s Finest.

Recognized this 20th Day of October 2010 by the San Antonio Chapter, of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution.

 

 

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
SAR EMS COMMENDATION MEDAL

Assistant Chief Yvette Granato, is responsible for the success of the San Antonio Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Division. Her leadership and work ethic is the positive example to all she commands.

Chief Granato entered the San Antonio Fire Department on 28 October 1985. She has served the citizens of San Antonio in the as a firefighter and a fire Lieutenant in the Fire Suppression Division; as a field Paramedic, a field Officer, and a shift Commander in the Emergency Medical Services Division; as the Assistant Chief over the Communications Division, and currently as the Assistant Chief over all of the Emergency Medical Services Division. This life of Service began before her entry into the San Antonio Fire Department. Chief Granato served her country with 12 years in the United States Air Force. She served 6 years as an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter and 6 years as a Flight Medic.

Chief Granato’s greatest attribute is her ability to bring the best out of those around her. She is a quiet leader, leading by example and action. She does not balk from the challenging task. She is quoted for a motivation talk she gave at one of those challenging times:

There is always someone who respects you for the Uniform you wear. It may be a family member, or a close friend, or even your child. Even in your worst moment, would they be proud of you?

Chief Granato has brought strong leadership to the Emergency Medical Services Division. Her actions have improved morale and added equipment to improve patient care this reflects great credit on herself, the San Antonio Fire Department and the Citizens of San Antonio.

Recognized this 20th Day of October 2010 by the San Antonio Chapter, of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution.

 

 

Chief Hildreth and Chief Granato Recognized by local group

The Sons of the American Revolution is a patriot hereditary society whose members can trace their lineage back to a Patriot who aided in the establishment of the United States of America . It's primary purpose it to educate on topics pertaining to the American Revolution and recognize individuals who exemplified the same traits and ideals of our forefathers. On 20 October 2010, the San Antonio Chapter, SAR recognized Battalion Chief Hildreth with the SAR Fire Safety Commendation Medal for her success and dedication in the SAFD. The SAR also recognized Assistant Chief Granato with the SAR EMS Commendation Medal. Chief Granato's efforts to improve the communications and EMS operations have improved morale, response times, and overall care provided by SAFD. Chief Hildreth's & Chief Granato's commitment to the citizens of San Antonio and to the firefighter's they work with is in keeping with the high ideals of our Colonial Ancestors. Chief Hood was present and assisted in the recognition of each of these pioneering women, Chief Hildreth was the first District Chief in the SAFD and Chief Granato is the highest ranking female in the SAFD. The SAR extends it's appreciation to each of these individuals and to all members of the San Antonio Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

     

     
     

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