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Eifert named firefighter of the year

A 15-year veteran of the Evansville Fire Department has been named the Green River Kiwanis Firefighter of the Year.


Eric Eifert is the 35th winner of the annual award.

A news release from the fire department says Eifert is active in promoting physical fitness and workplace performance.

He's also recognized for his volunteer work with Easter Seals, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Habitat for Humanity, and the annual Christmas party organized by Firefighters Local 357.

Eifert is also a member of the Firefighters' Pipe and Drum Corps and plays for the firefighters in the Guns & Hoses hockey series.

Eric and his wife Christa have two young children.

He was one of five nominees for this year's award. The other nominees were: Beth Csukas, Matt Garnett, Jonathan Sprinkle, and Chris Wagener.