During the regular Grimes City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, Johnston-Grimes Metro Fire Department Chief Jim Clark honored one of his firefighters. Kevin Long, who is nearing the end of his paramedic coursework was recognized by Mercy College of Health Services as the “Best Overall Student for the 2017-18 academic year.


According to a statement from program director David Filipp, read to the City Council by Clark, the Best Overall Student award is given to the student that has consistently demonstrated high standards for scholarship and performance in all areas of the program.


Clark presented Long with a plaque during the meeting to signify his accomplishments.


“Kevin is a shining example of the quality people that work for the department and provide the highest level of service to the citizens we serve,” Clark said.