Here's a local hero who's no stranger to volunteering and public service.

Submission by Stephanie Jennings
Submission by Stephanie Jennings

Meet Jim Kuhn

Years and years of experience is what Jim has, and he's more than grateful to be able to share it with everyone around him. Following in his dads footsteps, Kuhn joined the Willowvale Fire Company at 18 years old. Through the years, he served in many positions and eventually became Chief.

Jim works full time for the Oneida County DPW, but for over 30 years he could be found driving an ambulance or dispatching for Edwards Ambulance. He is an active member of the Clayville Fire Department, the New York State Chiefs Association, and was on the Board of Believe 271.

Credit - Jim Kuhn via Facebook
Credit - Jim Kuhn via Facebook

Many would say that Jim is the true definition of a hero.

He gives 100% to his community and his family and never asks for anything in return.

Thank you Jim for everything you do. You're not only an inspiration to your family, but for your ever-growing community as well. We need leaders like you out there to keep this world running.

Credit - Jim Kuhn via Facebook
Credit - Jim Kuhn via Facebook

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