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Kingsley Field Firefighter named ANG Firefighter of the Year

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Matt Knitter, 173rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, right, receives the Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year award for 2020 from Colonel Micah Lambert, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. July 11, 2021. Knitter’s accomplishments include: driver/operator on a type I structure engine for the 242 wildfire which resulted in saving 8 homes and protection of over 60 others, lead paramedic for a 4-year-old male with an amputated finger during 242 fire resulting in a successful reattachment at the emergency room. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

Firefighter

Matt Knitter, 173rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, right, receives the Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year award for 2020 from Colonel Micah Lambert, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. July 11, 2021. Knitter’s accomplishments include: driver/operator on a type I structure engine for the 242 wildfire which resulted in saving 8 homes and protection of over 60 others, lead paramedic for a 4-year-old male with an amputated finger during 242 fire resulting in a successful reattachment at the emergency room. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- Matt Knitter, 173rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, right, receives the Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year award for 2020 from Colonel Micah Lambert, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. July 11, 2021. Knitter’s accomplishments include: driver/operator on a type I structure engine for the 242 wildfire which resulted in saving 8 homes and protection of over 60 others, lead paramedic for a 4-year-old male with an amputated finger during 242 fire resulting in a successful reattachment at the emergency room. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)