On Sunday, Yazoo firefighters gathered in celebration and named their Firefighter of the Year.
At their annual celebration Sunday night, Yazoo County firefighters named Lt. Tommy Backstrom as Firefighter of the Year.
Backstrom has been a firefighter since 2015.
“It is nice to be recognized. Thank you,” said a humble and grateful Backstrom. “A lot of nights he would get up at 1 a.m. to go help,” said his wife, Debbie.
The Yazoo County Firefighters are a volunteer group who serves their community out of a sense of service.
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