Navarre Earns American Legion State FFOY Award


Post 19 Nominee Is American Legion State FFOY

Jennings, LA

On June 12, 2018, Johnny Navarre (right) of the Jennings, Lousisiana Fire Department received his award for being named the 2018 American Legion State Firefighter of the Year. Presenting the award were Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot (left) and Post Commander-Elect Horace Naquin (center) of James O. Hall Post 19 of the American Legion from Jennings. Navarre was recognized during the American Legion Department of Louisiana State Convention held in Alexandria from June 7-10. He has been with the Jennings Fire Department both as a volunteer and full-time firefighter for over 29 years, and he was nominated for this award by the Jennings Fire Department and American Legion Post 19. His supervisor, Fire Chief Theriot, has said of him, “Johnny has earned numerous certifications during his time with our organization. He currently is a certified First Responder, Firefighter 1 Certified, and Hazardous Cargo Materials Certified, just to name a few, and is very involved with the Junior Firefighter program. He has always shown initiative and pride in his job performance, and he enjoys the admiration and respect of his fellow firefighters.”

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