Information provided by the Mound Fire Department
Every year the Mound Fire Department staff selects one of its current firefighters as the department “Firefighter of the Year.” The 2012 Mound Fire Department Firefighter of the Year is Ben Gottschalk.
The recipient of this recognition award is chosen based upon a nomination process that involves all of the current Mound firefighters. Individual firefighters are nominated based upon predetermined criteria including: each firefighter’s responses to fire and rescue calls, attendance at training sessions, overall level of participation and involvement, the amount of time dedicated to public relations activities and a positive hard working attitude. All of these firefighter attributes typically add up to an individual that is very dedicated to the fire department.
Ben Gottschalk has been a volunteer with the Mound Fire Department since joining the ranks in May 2006. Firefighter Gottschalk is a tireless worker that participates at a very high level in training, public relations events, and is a prompt emergency responder. Firefighter Gottschalk is very dedicated to the fire department, and he is a quiet leader among the fire department staff.
Congratulations to Ben Gottschalk on his past accomplishments, and for receiving this very special 2012 Mound Firefighter of the Year Award!