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Johnson named Firefighter of the Year

Assistant Chief Anthony Boyd presented Liberty Station Commander Jerry Wayne Johnson (right) with the "Firefighter of Year" Award

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The DeKalb County Fire Department’s Annual Awards Banquet was held Saturday at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium. 


The evening began with a delicious meal and entertainment from EmiSunshine, a 12-year old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, the Today Show and has been compared to the likes of Taylor Swift, mixed with a little bit of Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, or members of the Carter family. 


Approximately 175 people were in attendance at the Awards Banquet, including firefighters, their families, local ...

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