(Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune) – A Chillicothe firefighter and paramedic is to receive a statewide honor this July.
Larry Warren, Commander of the Vern R. Glick Post No. 25, of the American Legion, announced that Firefighter Lieutenant Tracy Bradley was named The American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year for Missouri.
The announcement came during the regular meeting of the Chillicothe City Council Monday evening March 14, at City Hall.
Bradley will be recognized during The American Legion’s state convention in Kansas City in July.
Warren stated that her nomination was judged through a point system, which measured characteristics such as heroic service, community service, and the role the firefighter plays in advanced training and leadership.
“When you consider Kansas City is in Missouri, St. Louis is in Missouri, Springfield and larger cities, this is a big deal,” Warren said.
Bradley has been with the Chillicothe Fire Department for 18 years. Fire Chief Darrell Wright compiled the packet of information that was used for submitting the recommendation.
“It takes something first of all to have someone who has the qualifications to get an award like this, but it also takes a supervisor who cares enough to do the writing and put the package together,” Warren said.
Warren extended appreciation of the chief’s assistance in nominating Bradley for the honor.