There is a common theme among first responders... Courage, heart, and dedication. This weeks pick goes above and beyond those traits.

Congratulations, Kyle Anna

Photo Credit: Darlene Anna
Photo Credit: Darlene Anna

Kyle is an active member of the Poland Fire Company. Volunteer firefighter out of Poland, New York are known for their relentless dedication towards protecting their community. Kyle takes this dedication to heart.

He originally started out as a Junior Firefighter with Poland, before recently getting promoted to Lieutenant by his fellow firefighters. He's responded to numerous emergencies, always running towards danger while others are running away.

Kyle is a dedicated and loyal firefighter and deserves to be recognized for all his hard work and service to his community  over the years.

Kyle also owns and operates a lawn care service, Yard Medics, that he manages with past First Responder Friday recipient Sam Lynch. He also volunteers for Kuyahoora Ambulance whenever they are in need of assistance.

Firefighter protection gear, helmet, gloves on the bumper of the fire truck

Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in Central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officers, military, rescuers, front line workers, or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture, and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday." We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them an oil change from Jiffy Lube on Commercial Drive in New Hartford and a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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