The Maine Mariners hockey team announced today, Friday, April 2nd that Ellsworth Fire Captain, Robert "Bobby" Dorr was named the winner of the 2021 Captain Joel Barnes Community Service Award. The Award was created in honor of heroic Berwick Fire Captain Joel Barnes, who lost his life in the line of duty in March of 2019.

The Mariners accepted nominations for the Award seeking active or recently retired Fire and EMS responders in the state of Maine with 3 or more years of service, who “demonstrate outstanding professionalism and service to their community, and a commitment to promoting life safety education.”

A committee made up of Mariners employees, Teamsters Local 340, and last year’s award winner, Matt St. Pierre of the Hampden Fire Department, narrowed it down to three finalists: Bobby Dorr, Mike Norton (South Portland Professional Firefighters), and Troy Cailler (Sabattus Fire Department).

Dorr is a member of the Ellsworth Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3402, where he is the lead instructor for the Hancock County Fire Academy. In January of 2020, Dorr was diagnosed with cancer, but continues to serve as interim assistant chief. His diagnosis inspired the creation of the “FireFIGHTer 204” fundraiser, which intends to purchase particulate flash hoods for firefighters in Hancock County and beyond. Dorr has also been named Ellsworth Fire Department’s “Firefighter of the Year” three times.

Source Maine Mariners

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