It's always important to recognize those brave men and women who run towards danger while we all run away. This week two Central New Yorkers deserve credit for their endless work in their community.

Michaela Lasher via Facebook
Michaela Lasher via Facebook

This week's recipients for First Responder Friday are Victor Lasher and Nick Lasher of the Garratsville Fire Company. This father son duo has been dedicated to serving their community for years and continue to make an impact on those they serve.

Victor Lasher has served Garratsville Fire Co. for over 45 years. He's actually one of the founders of the company. Victor's years of experience and unwavering spirit have helped keep Garratsville and Otsego County safe for decades.

His son, Nick Lasher, has been with the Fire Company for the past 10 years. To say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree is an understatement. Nick is a quick learner and is proud to serve alongside his father.

They are willing to help anyone out and do anything for anyone... They are always there when the tones go off.

Thank you Victor and Nick for everything you do in serving your community. Your dedication has kept so many people safe and you deserve the recognition for the time you've put in.

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 a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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