CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The 2017 Firefighter of the Year has been named. Battalion Chief Gary Gula will be honored in a ceremony Monday.
Gula was nominated for his outstanding performance in creating and maintaining a far-reaching cultural change in the department’s training program.
Officials say Gula also works hard to implement safer training measures, access a variety of resources to expand training scenarios for crew members, and maintain specific documentation of personnel hours spent training.
In addition, leaders say his contribution to the department and community exemplify the giving, caring and resourceful spirit of all those serving in CFD.