FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Jordan Thomas stands outside of Owensboro’s Fire Station 1 on Jan. 20. He has been named the department’s 2022 Firefighter of the Year.

Jordan Thomas became interested in being a firefighter right out of high school, when a friend interested him in joining the St. Joseph Volunteer Fire Department.

“I never thought of it as a career,” Thomas said during a recent interview. “I didn’t know it was a career.”

James Mayse,

270-691-7303, jmayse@messenger-inquirer.com, Twitter: @JamesMayse

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