The Tremonton City Fire Department has recognized Dan Nelson as the department’s firefighter of the year.

Dan has been a member of the department for five years and has worked hard in supporting the rise in emergency calls as one of the top-five call respondents for 2019. He takes on a lot of the department’s extra assignments and on-call nights. His dedication and drive makes him one of 10 who have been honored before him.

Dan has worked at an exotics hunting ranch as a guide in south Texas; a correctional officer in Yakima, Washington; and is currently working at Northrup Grumman in Promontory.

Dan started as a firefighter with the Howell Fire Department in 2012 and learned to love fighting wildfires. He became the fire chief for Howell in 2013 until moving to Tremonton and joining the Tremonton department in May 2014. Dan has worked hard to get where he is today and loves everything fire and EMS. It brings him great joy to serve his community and help those in need.

While honoring Nelson with the Firefighter of the Year award, the Tremonton Fire Department also recognized eight retiring members of the department: Mike Tueller, Kenny Rhodes, Shane Norr, Chuck Kimber, Jed Abbott, Steve Bench, Norm Scothern and Allen Guillot.

The retiring members were each presented with honorary axes, badges and plaques in recognition of their decades of service to the department.