(HELENA) Dave Maslowski was surprised to be named firefighter of the year this Thursday afternoon at the Helena Fire Department.

Helena exchange club and Helena Fire Department honor one firefighter each year for their hard work.

Maslowski has been in the Helena Fire Department for three years and worked as a professional firefighter in Anaconda before that.

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As a recognition, Maslowski was presented an award, along with a $500 check to donate to his charity of choice.

Maslowski said he feels great to be recognized by his colleagues.

“Favorite part of being a firefighter is when the tones go off, it’s all business, you go do your work, you come back, and you get to hang out and learn from the guys from the fire station, and it’s just a great atmosphere,” said Maslowski.



Reporter: Frances Lin