Our Hometown Hero of the week is Austin Hubbard of Aberdeen who serves both the fire department and police department!
He was nominated by Karen who says, “Austin started in Fire/EMS at age 14 with West End Fire Dept. He spent his summers in West Virginia at a Junior Firefighter Camp learning all he could. He was awarded Aberdeen Fire Dept’s Firefighter of the year at age 17. He finished all classes needed for Firefighter I and II before he graduated high school by taking night classes at a local community college after long days at his high school. Last year when the NC Wildfires were raging, Austin put his schooling off to spend three weeks fighting the wildfires. A few months later, at age 20, he graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training, scoring top in his class on the NC State Exam and was hired by SPPD. Currently, on Austin’s days off from the police dept, he volunteers at Aberdeen Fire Dept or works part-time at Cypress Pointe Fire Dept. This young man’s life goal is to make a difference in his community and in the lives of other people.”
Thank you Austin for all you do to serve the community! As a thanks, we are sending you a $50 gift card to Kanki Japanese House of Steaks & Sushi – the best tasting show in town!