Breakfast Optimist Club honors local serviceman with Firefighter of the Year award


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Breakfast Optimist Club honored one of our local servicemen on Thursday morning.

Terre Haute firefighter Don Seprodi won this year’s Firefighter of the Year award.

It’s the Captain John Osterloo Award, named after a firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty.

“To be honored like this from a past firefighter who gave his life for this job…it’s just an honor,” Seprodi told News 10. “I just can’t express it better than that. It’s just an honor.”

Chief Jeff Fisher says it’s a great award that honors the men and women who dedicate their life to protecting our community.