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Firefighter/Captain/Paramedic Keith Kern is the recipient of the 2017 Firefighter of the Year award presented by the Lacombe VFW Post 8290 on Memorial Day. Keith Kern has been a Firefighter with St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 3 in Lacombe since February 1989. Captain Kern is on his 28th year with the department.

Over the years, Captain Kern has advanced his career by becoming credentialed in Fire and EMS such as Paramedic, Driver/Operator, Hazardous Materials, and Fire Captain, to name a few.

Captain Keith Kern started as a volunteer with the former Lacombe Volunteer Fire Dept., now officially named "St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 3."

Captain Kern is an important asset to the fire district. His dedication, cooperation, excellent work ethic, and positive connection with the community are some of the attributes of Captain Kern. It is no surprise that Captain Kern was awarded this honor.

Congratulations Captain Kern!

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