Jon Wise named Lexington Firefighter of the Year

Jon Wise

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man who has been battling fires in Lexington for more than seven years has been been named the city’s Firefighter of the Year.

The Lexington Fire Department says Jon Wise deserves the recognition because in his time with Engine 1, he has been known as “a man who puts pride, effort, and time into his craft. He has the utmost class in the way he puts himself in others’ shoes, whether it be serving the community or teaching.”

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The department says Wise knows the community well and is the glue that holds everyone together.