Chillicothe Firefighter is American Legion Firefighter of the Year
By Catherine Stortz Ripley
March 16, 2016
CAPTION: Chillicothe Firefighter/Paramedic Tracy Bradley (center) has been named American
Legion's Firefighter of the Year for Missouri. The announcement was made Monday by Larry Warren, post commander of the Vern R.
Glick Post No. 25, The American Legion. At right is Fire Chief Darrell Wright.
A statewide honor is being bestowed upon a Chillicothe firefighter/paramedic. Larry Warren, commander of the
Vern R. Glick Post No. 25, The American Legion, announced that Firefighter Lieutenant Tracy Bradley was named
The American Legion's Firefighter of the Year for Missouri. The announcement came during the regular meeting of
the Chillicothe City Council Monday evening, March 14, 2016, at City Hall. Bradley will be recognized during
the American Legion's state convention in Kansas City in July. Warren stated that her nomination was judged through
a point system which measured characteristics such as heroic service, community service and the role the
firefighter plays in advanced training and leadership. "When you
consider Kansas City is in Missouri, St. Louis is in Missouri,
Springfield... and larger cities, this is a big deal," Warren said.
Bradley has been with the Chillicothe Fire Department for 18 years. Fire Chief Darrell Wright compiled the packet
of information that was used for submitting the recommendation.
"It takes something first of all to have someone who has the qualifications to get an award like this, but it also takes a supervisor who cares enough to do the
writing and put the package together," Warren said. Warren extended appreciation of the
chief's assistance in nominating Bradley for the honor.