Marine Corps Veteran Dustin Simmons is a young firefighter from Florence, Alabama who has worked tirelessly to serve his community. In only three-years as a firefighter, Dustin has been an active instructor at the recruit school, coached and mentored up and coming firefighters and risked his life to save others. Because of his hard work and dedication, he received Florence’s Firefighter of the Year Award.
Dustin’s passion for the firefighter community encouraged him to coordinate an event to honor firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. Inspired by a commemoration for the 9/11 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice, he started the Florence Memorial Stair Climb. Participants, including firefighters and members of the community, climbed 110 flights of stairs to truly never forget the courageous actions of the FDNY on that day, with all proceeds benefiting the National Firefighters Foundation.
For his passion towards his fellow firefighters and community,
Dustin Simmons is a proud nominee of the 2013 National Firemark Award.
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