Bellaire Firefighter Ed Dannenbaum has been named firefighter of the year.
Dannenbaun has worked for the city for 19 years. He currently works on the B-shift where he is the Engine Operator for the shift.
In the past year he was asked to act as Interim Lieutenant, a position that held little reward and required great commitment, Fire Chief Darryl Anderson said.
“Ed handled the position very well and while he did not become the lieutenant, his dedication to the department helped see Bellaire Fire through some trying times,” Anderson said.
Dannenbaum also helps out in the community where he and his family have organized and manned the barbecue booth at Holy Ghost Catholic Church Bazaar for years.