Erickson receives state award

Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:27 pm


Parker ambulance captain and volunteer fire fighter Mike Erickson was recently honored at a conference in Pierre.

Erickson was named Fire Instructor of the Year. The state award is given to one individually annually and is chosen by the fire marshalls throughout the state.

“I was so surprised I won! You don’t know who it is (getting the award) until they tell you,” said Erickson.

He noted that to him, the award means that he has worked hard and put forth the time and effort to train new firemen.

Erickson teaches firefighter skills to volunteers at the state, local and district level and has been doing it for seven years.

Erickson has been on the Parker Fire Department for 12 years and has been on the ambulance for 11 years.