Oak Ridge Fire Department employees have picked the outstanding firefighter and officer of 2013, Fire Chief Darryl Kerley announced this week. The awards were presented earlier this month at a reception for the employees and their families.
Firefighter of the Year
Jeff Hackney was named the 2013 Firefighter of the Year, a press release said. Hackney is a firefighter and engineer on A-shift, and he was recognized for his significant contributions to the remodeling and repairs to Fire Station No. 1 and No. 2 and his work on the training props and burn buildings at Fire Station No. 3.
Hackney also served as acting captain for several months during the past application process and is in the process of obtaining his fire officer certification.
“Congratulations to Jeff Hackney for outstanding service in 2013,” the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release.￼ [Read more…]