Since 1980, the Mound Fire Department has recognized one firefighter as the department "Firefighter of the Year." The tradition continued in 2016, with the Mound "Firefighter of the Year" award going to Chris Heitz.
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:
All of these important firefighter attributes add up to an individual that is very dedicated to the fire department and public safety response.
Firefighter Heitz has been a volunteer with the Mound Fire Department since joining the ranks in March 2013. Firefighter Heitz is relatively new, with four years with the fire department, making his accomplishments even more significant.
Congratulations to Firefighter Chris Heitz on his many accomplishments and for being selected as the 2016 Mound Firefighter of the Year!