The officers of the Moab Valley Fire Department at a recent ceremony presented the coveted Firefighter of the Year Award for 2019 to Ronnie Dolphin, “For outstanding service to the people of the Moab Valley,” according to the department.
Dolphin was born in Provo and raised here in Moab. Ronnie is the son of Ronald and Melonie Dolphin of Moab. He attended school in Moab and graduated from Grand County High School, said the department in an email.
Dolphin enjoys most outdoor activities, such as shooting, snowmobiling and riding dirt bikes.
He also enjoys working as a volunteer with youth sports of the Moab community in his spare time. Dolphin is employed by Moab Valley Fire Department as a seasonal wildland firefighter.
“After my first meeting I was hooked!! One day I was invited to come to one of the department’s training meetings and see what our local fire department was about. I knew then that I had to be part of it,” Dolphin wrote in his member biography.
Dolphin joined the Department in 2018 and has been very active in training, fire prevention education for over 240 children attending preschool through first grade and the department’s Wildland Fire program.
Dolphin is always ready to serve with a smile and is a wonderful asset to the department and the community, said the department.