LADY'S ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - A nine-year veteran of the Lady's Island St. Helena Fire District was awarded the 2011 Firefighter of the Year over the weekend.
Keith Kelley is the company officer and is the chairman of the firefighters board at the department. He has been integral in the maintenance and upkeep of the stations, according to the fire district.
Kelley received his award at the department's annual Christmas party
"Keith is a go to guy when it comes to the welfare of his fellow firefighters," said Lee Levesque, a fellow firefighter, in a statement.
District firefighters were asked both for their nomination and examples on why the firefighter should receive the award.