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American Legion honors Sandoval as Firefighter of the Year

NEWTON, NC (April 11, 2013) – American Legion Post 16 recently recognized Joe Sandoval as the City of Newton Firefighter of the Year.

American Legion�€ˆPost 16 honored Joe Sandoval for his dedication to the fire service.

Sandoval said, “I feel privileged to be chosen by my peers and that I exceeded what they expected of me and gave me that honor. I’m very excited about the award.”

In 2012, he logged in more than 160 hours of training. Sandoval is certified as an Emergency Vehicle Driver, and NC�€ˆDriver/Operator Pumps and Aerial. He also holds his NC�€ˆRIT�€ˆCertification and completed the�€ˆNC�€ˆBreathing Equipment School.

Sandoval has been employed with the City of Newton Fire Department for more than two years. He has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 21 years, and they have two children. The Sandovals have resided in Maiden for six years.