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 Austin Rust, who was nominated by Shelby Rust! The entry reads:

"Austin has been serving his community of Norway/surrounding area since he was 18. With 18 years as a volunteer firefighter and putting others first, many calls during the middle of the night and holidays, plus currently serving as a Captain and maintaining trucks, Austin definitely deserves a first responder reward!"

Shelby Rust
Shelby Rust

Our First Responder Friday winners are selected from nominations submitted by you! You can make a nomination below.

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