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Roby named firefighter of the year

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue Engineer Ben Roby has been selected by his peers as 2012 Firefighter of the Year. Roby, who joined the department in April of 2004, was recognized for the honor at the Hillsboro American Legion Post 6 Annual Firefighter Appreciation Dinner on March 12.

“Ben Roby consistently demonstrates all of the qualities Hillsboro Fire and Rescue is known for, quality customer service, a strong work ethic, teamwork, outside-the-box thinking and professionalism in every aspect of his job,” Hillsboro Fire Chief Greg Nelson said at the presentation.

Roby, who is also an EMT-Paramedic, has headed the department’s EMS Operations Committee for the last two years and serves as a member of the apparatus committee.



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