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 Ben Tarvin, who was nominated by Jena Tarvin! The entry reads:

"Ben grew up in the fire service and learned from his dad. He has been on a couple different volunteer fire departments, while serving the Norway Fire Department for the last several years. Ben is often the first one to show up for a call and last one to go home. He strives to make the department a better place. While serving as the Training Officer, he advocates for safety and learning. He truly wants what is best for the department and the patrons they serve."

Jena Tarvin

Congratulations to Ben! We thank him for his service and dedication to our community!

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. Thank you for your submissions!

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