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Member of the River Falls Fire Department honored their Firefighter of the Year at its annual banquet in January. Pictured are Matt Cernohous in the middle, flanked by award sponsors Robert (left) and Bobby Moody of Moody's Corner. Submitted photos

Department honors top firefighter


Matt Cernohous says he felt true surprise when at the Fire Department's annual awards banquet Jan. 19 they called him to accept the Firefighter of the Year award.

The group of past recipients votes to pick each year's honoree.

"I've been an active member since 2002," he said, actually since 2000 counting training and his probationary period.

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