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 Justin Bierschenk, who was nominated by Dominic Smith! The entry reads:

"Justin goes above and beyond serving multiple communities in eastern Benton County and dedicating his time to others. Justin is a volunteer firefighter, and also volunteers countless hours as an EMT for Blairstown Ambulance. He's also a Chaplain, tending to not only medical needs, but spiritual needs, as well. Justin is a great asset to emergency response in Benton County and is willing to drop anything to help those in need. Keep up the great service, Justin!!!!!"

Dominic Smith
Dominic Smith

Congratulations to Justin! 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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