Firefighter Jason Garber was given the Exchange Club of Beaufort Firefighter of the Year award Thursday, Oct. 24.
Garber has been with the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department for more than six years.
“Jason delivers when duty calls and is always up for the challenge,” Fire Chief Reece Bertholf said.
Recently, Garber led his engine company on a water rescue in downtown Beaufort. Garber quickly recognized the only way they would get the patient out of the water was to enter the water and bring her to shore.
The actions and decision making from Garber played a pivotal role in this safe rescue.