John Murray, a firefighter/paramedic with Hall County Fire Services, was named Georgia Firefighter of the Year at the annual Joint Fire Services Conference in Albany.
Murray was nominated for the honor by colleagues from both Hall and Rabun counties.
As a field training officer, Murray has the opportunity to mentor and tutor Hall County’s newest paramedics. He is also chief of the Lakemont/Wiley Fire Department in Rabun County, where he participates in the community’s Foxfire program, the Lake Rabun Association and acts as a liaison to various civic groups.
Murray’s co-workers said he “is a true ambassador to the profession, a model firefighter and is passionate about serving his family, his community, and Hall County.” They said he is always willing to go the extra mile as he works “double duty” to improve services to the residents of both Hall and Rabun counties.