King City Council recently recognized local fireman Justin Newsome as its first Employee of the Quarter in 2017.
Captain Tanner Hairford nominated Newsome for his diligent work in the community.
“Over the last few months I have witnessed him become an informal leader, not only on B shift but also within the department,” he said. “He has responded to the eastern part of the state to assist with the hurricane floods, has successfully completed his Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, and successfully completed his Stokes and Forsyth County oral boards.”
In addition, Newsome completed his fire instructor certification and has expressed interest in teaching in the future.
“These things not only represent Justin as an individual, but also represents his care and compassion for the community that he grew up in and still lives in today. Justin works hard on a daily basis and has shown exemplary work ethic over the last few months,” Hairford said.
Mayor Jack Warren presented Newsome with a plaque in recognition of his work and dedication to the City of King.
Town Manager Homer Dearmin added, “Justin has been with us for a long time in various capacities. One thing I’d like to reiterate and draw attention to is that Justin and several others went down to the eastern part of the state to help assist with the cleanup efforts from Hurricane Matthew. You may wonder why that’s applicable to the City of King. It’s because you never know when we may need that help ourselves. I hope that we never do, but I’d like to thank Justin and the rest of the folks for their continued leadership in the King Fire Department.”
Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.