The Holland Department of Public Safety – Fire Services Division is proud to announce that Firefighter/EMT Jon Lundstrom has been selected as the department’s 2023 Paid on Call Firefighter of the Year. Lundstrom was nominated by his peers and selected by his officers to receive this distinguished honor. He is recognized for his dedication, professionalism, and teamwork. His coworkers note that he goes over and above, takes his role in the department seriously, exercises initiative and leads by example.
Lundstrom began his career with the department in 2020 and is currently assigned to Station #3. He recently obtained his EMT certification. This is an example of his dedication and commitment to the job. In addition to his duties as a firefighter he serves as a driver and pump operator at that station. Lundstrom has also been instrumental in developing creative content for the department’s social media accounts.
Being a paid-on call firefighter is a second job and today requires a high level of commitment and flexibility. In addition to being an active member of the department he is a professional photographer and content creator with Junebug Photography.
The department directs and guides its mission with the core values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Professionalism and Dedication. Those receiving this award like Firefighter/EMT Lundstrom have demonstrated leadership and job performance in a manner that is consistent with these core values.