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Firefighter of the Month

Seth Blitch Named Firefighter of the Month for December

Jan 16th, 2024

Captain Seth BlitchThe Mobile Fire-Rescue Department proudly recognizes Captain Seth Blitch as the Firefighter of the Month for December 2023. Blitch joined the department in 2011, was promoted to Fire Service Driver in 2016 and was promoted to Captain in 2022.

Captain Blitch has a passion for helping his fellow firefighters elevate their abilities. He constantly serves the needs of his crew and the rest of the firefighters at his station by lending his time and knowledge to help them be successful in their careers and personal life.

He volunteers to teach at recruit school, coordinates with other company officers to provide their personnel with training on ladder truck duties and seeks out any opportunity for his crew to learn something new or pass on knowledge they have.

Captain Blitch also volunteers for additional duty whenever he can. He maintains his paramedic license for working on an ambulance, his boat captain license to be a reserve boat operator, and he oversees repairs on all the winches in the fleet and he also trains Mobile Police Department SWAT members in forcible entry.

Blitch has been awarded a Meritorious Service Award, two Life Saving Awards and other accolades during his time with the department.