By Robert Stoneback
The Danville News
DANVILLE — East End Fire Department’s Leslie Young was congratulated on her being named Pennsylvania American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year at the monthly meeting of the Mahoning Township supervisor board.
Young, who serves as deputy chief for Mahoning Township's East End, was nominated for the state award by both the fire department and Danville American Legion Post 40. She was later named the winner of the Northeast Region category, which makes one of five country-wide candidates up for the national Firefighter of the Year award.
“We’re all very proud of Leslie,” said Christine DeLong, chairperson of the supervisor board.
“Leslie is one of the finest firefighter’s I have ever met,” said East End Chief Todd Gibson. “Her dedication and commitment to our community is an example for all to follow, especially young females who want to become part of the fire service.”
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