It received the Firemark Award from Liberty Mutual Insurance. It's thanks to the department's community program to educate residents on fire prevention and safety. Division Chief Matthew Knott says they wouldn't have won the award without help from the community.
"We can not prevent every fire just on our efforts" says Knott. "We need everybody's help to do so. We need to make sure everybody has working smoke detectors in their home. We need to make sure everybody has working carbon monoxide detectors and everyone practices fire safety every single day in their homes."
The fire department is now in the running for a national award which could land them $10,000. Knott says if they win it'll buy a lot of smoke detectors, which they'll hand out for free. It'll also go to free training classes for the community.