January 07, 2009 In a department full of unsung heroes, we applaud outstanding Imlay City Firefighters Andrew Kustowski and James Mietling Jr. for their recent acknowledgement among their peers as Firefighters of the Year for 2008.
Each year Imlay City firefighters get together and decide who is most deserving of recognition for their services—to those who exemplify the dedication and commitment required to serve their community as volunteer firefighters.
Fire Chief Kip Reaves says Kustowski, now a two-time recipient of the award, and Mietling are deserving of the recognition for their unfailing efforts in what was a tough 2008. According to Reaves and their fellow Imlay City firefighters, Kustowski and Mietling went above and beyond during one of the worst years fire-damage-wise the department has ever experienced.
We applaud their outstanding efforts and appreciate what they and all of the Imlay City firefighters do for our community year round. They are truly unsung heroes who have earned their moment in the spotlight.