HOTZONE Award Winners

In The Zone

2002 – Dieter Heinz, Frank Docimo

2003 – Bill Hand, Garner Environmental, Union Pacific Rail Road

2004 – Houston HMRT, EPA Region VI, FEMA Region VI, Kelly Crunk

2005 – ADEM, Rohm & Haas, 6th Civil Support Team

2006 – Mike Goldsworthy, Glen Rudner, Harris County Sheriff’s Office

2007 – Mike Hildebrand, John Miller

2008 – Mike Callan

2009 – Toby Bevelacqua, Greg Noll

2010 – Chris Hawley, Houston METRO

2011 – Cheryl Weaver-Docimo, Tony Mussorfitti

2012 – Cris Aguirre, Joe Gorman

2013 – Rick Emery, Michelle Murphy

2014 – Al Valerioti

2015 – B. K. “Butch” Hayes

2016 – Bill Cullen, Keith Silverman, Greg Socks

2017 – Robert Bradley

2018 – Rick Edinger

2019 – Tobias Frost

2022Andy Byrnes

2023 – Rick Stilp

Benny Howard Diamond Award

2008 – Benny Howard

2009 – Angie Rochen, Danny Snell

2010 – FEMA, Tony Russell, Bob Hendrix, Juanita Harris

2011 – Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office

2012 – Kenny Harmon

2013 – Jim Indest

2014 – Harris County Hazardous Materials Team

2015 – Joe Leonard

2016 – Port of Houston Fire Department, R. W. “Bob” Royall. Jr.

2017 – Harris County Sheriff’s Office

2018 – Johnny Vaughn

2019 – Houston FD HazMat Team

2022 – The Woodlands HazMat Team

2023 – Jerry “J.D.” Stafford

Dieter Heinz Instructor of the Year

2011 – Brian Heinz

2012 – Bill Hand

2013 – Mike Callan

2014 – Glen Rudner

2015 – Al Valerioti

2016 – Toby Bevelacqua

2017 – Greg Noll

2018 – Dr. Christina Baxter

2019 – Manny Ehrlich

2022 – Chris Weber, Richard Dufek

2023 – Rick Emery