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Engineer Zac Nelson is LSFD's 2023 Firefighter of the Year

Engineer Zac Nelson is LSFD's 2023 Firefighter of the Year

Join us in congratulating Engineer Zac Nelson for being selected as Lee's Summit Fire Department's 2023 Firefighter of the Year. The Awards Committee recognized Engineer Nelson's exemplary level of dedication and commitment to the department. Engineer Nelson consistently strives to improve everything and everyone around him, and his leadership role with the PEER Support Program keeps firefighter behavioral health at the forefront of daily operations. Congratulations, Engineer Nelson, on your well-deserved recognition.

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