Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Award given

The Jefferson County Fire Services Mutual Aid Association awarded the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year award to Steven Tidwell on Dec. 19.

Tidwell is a member of the Watson Chapel Volunteer Fire Department and an asset to all of the volunteer fire departments in the county, a spokesman said.

“Steven is committed to his community and is always willing to lend a helping hand to others,” the spokesman said.

This is the second year the Mutual Aid Association has presented this award. The intent is to acknowledge exceptional performance, achievements and acts of heroism by firefighters and others associated with the volunteer fire departments that go above and beyond their duty.