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Hillsboro Fire Department Engineer Dan King Named Firefighter of the Year
Hillsboro Fire Department Engineer Dan King has been selected by his peers as the 2017 Firefighter of the Year for his many and unfailing contributions to the department. Dan joined the City of Hillsboro in 2010 and will be recognized for this honor at the Hillsboro American Legion Post 6 Annual Firefighter Appreciation Dinner on March 13.
“Dan King exemplifies professionalism and excellence in his service to the community as a Hillsboro firefighter," said Hillsboro Fire Chief David Downey. "He inspires us through his commitment to continuously helping others, and he is well deserving of the award.”
In addition to his firefighting duties, Dan is an EMT-Paramedic (Emergency Medical Technician) and has spent the last six months working with his fellow crew members to train three of the Hillsboro Fire Department's seven recruits. Additionally, Dan has served as a member of the department’s Apparatus Committee in charge of tools/equipment/hose and the outfitting of Engine 6.
For the past few years, Dan has been involved with the Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts nonprofit organization, where he currently serves as Vice President. Dan continues his outreach to the Hillsboro community by serving as the point person for the Fire Department’s Toy & Joy program.