02/10/14 8:00pm
02/10/2014 8:00 PM

Lt. Stevie Czelatka Jr. in front of a Jamesport fire engine. (Courtesy photo)

Jamesport Fire Department Lt. Stevie Czelatka Jr. is the department’s 2013 Firefighter of the Year.

During his six years with the department, Lt. Czelatka has answered rescue calls during tropical storms and the 2012 wildfires in Manorville. He’s also the leader of the department’s probationary firefighter program.

We chatted with Lt. Czelatka about his family’s firefighting history, his most memorable calls, and what it means to help those in his community. (more…)