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 Jim Reeder Firefighter of the Year

Ellen Cook

Leader Editor

       Tremonton fire department recently announced its 2011 Firefighter of the Year.  The selection was revealed during the department’s annual Christmas party.

Honored was Jim Reeder who serves as the department’s Rescue Captain.   Reeder volunteered to represent the department on the Regional Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) team.   He put in countless hours of additional training as a USAR team member.  That knowledge will be brought back and shared with the rest of the Tremonton fire department.         In addition, he earned his Incident Command 300, Instructor I and ADO certifications this year.   Fire Chief Steve Batis said Reeder is always willing to volunteer his time for controlled burns, elementary school activities and station tours. He is a mentor and has done a lot of one-on-one training with the new members.

Reeder was raised in Malad and moved to Tremonton in 2004, and joined the volunteer department in 2007. He is a Foreman General for Union Pacific. He and his wife, Alicia, have four children, Landon, Hazlee, Chloe and Tate and their support gave him the strength and motivation to pursue his EMS/Firefighting ambitions.

Batis said the Tremonton fire department has many dedicated, hardworking members who contribute countless hours of service and make sacrifices to better protect the community. Each of those members supports and strengthens the department. “It takes everyone’s efforts to provide the EMS and firefighting services the department is so proud of,” he concluded.


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