PUBLISHED: 5:27 PM on Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sven Person named firefighter of the year
JUNEAU - The State of Alaska Firefighter of the Year, Sven Person, was honored at the joint Alaska State Firefighters Association and Alaska Fire Chiefs Association annual awards banquet with a plaque presented by the State Fire Marshal Dave Tyler.

The award came as a surprise to Sven Pearson, who was accompanied by his wife at the awards banquet. Lt. Pearson is currently serving as a volunteer lieutenant out of the Auke Bay station. He was credited for heading the training and organization a core of 24 brand new volunteers for Capital City Fire and Rescue.

Pearson has been active with the Fire Prevention Division in public education and fire investigations, and has taken time off his full-time job on several occasions to attend training at the National Fire Academy in Maryland.