2013 Hickey Award
Gerald Dunn: 2013 Joe Hickey Fire Service Award Recipient
The Joe Hickey Fire Service Award honors a firefighter or firefighter burn foundation who provides assistance to burn survivors, demonstrates a commitment to improve burn care through all phases of recovery, and works to carry on the mission of the Society and local community. The recipient of the 2013 award, which is presented annually by the Phoenix Society in partnership with 11 other organizations, was Gerald Dunn.
Phoenix Society President Patrick Horan explains that Jerry was selected for his “enthusiastic and visionary service.” Jerry has for many years dedicated himself to causes in the burn community through work with the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation, the American Burn Association, and the International Association of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. He has facilitated the cooperation between Denver firefighters and The Children’s Hospital in Denver, been personally involved with Cheley/Children’s Hospital Burn Camp, and spearheaded firefighter involvement in recovery through fundraising and volunteering.
After more than 35 years of service to the fire department, Jerry retired in 2007. However, he continues to serve as a volunteer and advocate for developing a stronger burn community and Phoenix Society.