LINCOLN — ServeNebraska is recognizing Gibbon’s fire chief for his volunteer work during the March and July floods.

According to a ServeNebraska press release, Rick Brown will be recognized as an individual disaster volunteer at its annual Step Forward Awards banquet on Oct. 25 in Ashland.

“As the Gibbon Fire Chief, Brown oversaw disaster relief efforts in Gibbon. Under Rick’s leadership, the Fire Brigade was well-positioned for the disaster from the onset,” the press release says. “He has been involved in every aspect of the community’s recovery effort during two major floods over the past seven months.”

The Step Forward Awards honors Nebraska volunteers, including 15 groups and individuals for their contributions to survivors of Nebraska’s floods.

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