Our Team Leader, John David Reindollar, has been named the 2018 Firefighter of the Year from the North Charleston Exchange Club.

David has served the North Charleston Fire Department with distinction for twenty-eight years and has risen through the ranks of the fire department where he presently serves as the Captain of the infamous Tower 201 at Station 5 on Dorchester Road.  He is one of the managers of the fire department’s Cadet program, maintains the power and rescue equipment used throughout the fire department, is a certified firefighting instructor, a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, and leads the department’s peer support team.  He is also the  Team Leader for our Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team, that serves firefighters, EMS personnel, 911 telecommunicators, and their family members in twenty-three counties in the lower half of South Carolina.

David’s life outside the fire department continues to demonstrate his commitment to his community as a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Omar Shrine Temple, and as a deacon in his church.  He is also an avid collector and restorer of antique fire trucks where he has also shown his commitment to our community with the creation of “Brenda” the pink fire truck, a tribute to the support of cancer research for women, “Big John”, a white fire truck and a tribute to the support of cancer research for firefighters, and the “Road Runner”, a red fire truck, supporting autism awareness for children in the Lowcountry.

Congratulations, David for making us all proud!