Each Friday morning at 6:30 a.m., 98.1 KHAK's Brain & Courtlin pay tribute to an Eastern Iowa first responder. The weekly honoree receives a $25 gift card to Wild Hogs Saloon and Eatery in Walford and a $25 gift card to Honor and Respect.

Today we honor Aaric Rust, who was nominated by Morgan Rust! The entry reads:

"Aaric has been on the Norway Fire Department since he was 18. He was Assistant Chief, and has now been Chief of the department for the last 3 years. Aaric has always been one to help out anyone in need and help serve the community. We are all so proud of his hard work and dedication!"

Morgan Rust

Our First Responder Friday winners are selected from nominations submitted by you! You can make a nomination below. When including your photo, please keep in mind that any kids in the picture need to be your own. Please let us know if we have parental permission to post the children, otherwise their faces will be covered when the photo is published to our sites.

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