March Firefighter of the Month

March Firefighter of the Month

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MOBILE, Ala. -

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department is honoring one of its own for the month of March

Firefighter Kevin Battiste is named Firefighter of the Month.

Fire-Rescue spokesman Steve Huffman says Basttiste is being honored for the good deeds he performed for strangers after the Christmas tornadoes.

Huffman says Battiste, like most firefighters, has a part time job on the side. Battiste, who, along with his brother, owns a tree service.

On December 26, 2012, the day after the Christmas Tornadoes, he took it upon himself to load up all his equipment and go into the affected areas and assist any of those he could. He walked up to complete strangers and asked if he could start cutting limbs and clearing driveways.

He even helped calm one of the homeowners, who reported his good deeds to AL.com, by clearing some large limbs from her driveway.

He spent all that day and returned the following day to continue the work and he did it all at no charge.

The March Firefighter of the Month award is presented and sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Opportunity Club.

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