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firefighter of the year

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Since 1980, the Mound Fire Department has recognized one firefighter as the department "Firefighter of the Year." The tradition continued in 2018, with the Mound "Firefighter of the Year" award going to firefighter Tanner Palm.

The recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award is determined by and based upon a nomination and evaluation process. The nomination process involves all of the current Mound firefighters. All active firefighters are eligible to win the award.

The award is based upon pre-determined performance criteria including:

  • A firefighter's level of participation, involvement, and contribution to the department.

  • The number of responses to emergency fire and rescue calls.

  • Attending and leading department training sessions.

  • Amount of time dedicated to public relations activities.

  • Support of the department's team environment and a positive attitude.

Firefighter Palm has been a volunteer with the Mound Fire Department since joining the ranks in July of 2014. Tanner Palm comes from a dedicated family of firefighters that have been a foundation for the fire department for decades. He continues the family tradition of public service and excellence.

Congratulations to Tanner Palm on his many accomplishments and this award, and for being selected as the 2018 Mound Firefighter of the Year!