THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The Thomasville Fire Department is celebrating one of their own this week.
Engineer Randy Wood was named firefighter of the year for 2017.
The department itself has seen a huge growth in leadership and training within the past several years.
Chief Chris Bowman said Wood constantly promotes teamwork and professionalism.
"This award shows a high degree of motivation and firefighter skills, with superior knowledge and personal accomplishments. The recipient has shown a desire to learn and applied those skills on the ground and at the fire station," said Bowman.
Wood was recognized for his accomplishment at a city council meeting this week.