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 Brian Gibson, who was nominated by Carly Henderson! The entry reads:

"Brian is a Battalion Chief with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, a volunteer with the Fairfax/Walford Fire Department, and spends his time off duty as the Race Director at Hawkeye Downs. Brian is deserving because he spends his time both on and off duty bettering our community. On duty, he has been instrumental in the production and purchase of new firetrucks, and the training and mentoring of new fire fighters. Off duty, he has worked to keep the Hawkeye Downs Racetrack open and bring in the NASCAR sponsorship."

Carly Henderson

Congratulations to Brian! 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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