Under the recognition program, firefighters are nominated by their peers then those nominations evaluated by a panel and then presented to the fire chief Mike Turner.
Firefighter Mangas excels in all aspects of the job and has been instrumental in mentoring recruit firefighters. Mangas has a passion for fire prevention and has been invaluable in the smoke detector campaign as well as teaching fire prevention.
In addition to Mangas' work for the Crossville Fire Department, his brother is a policeman and his wife Bethany is a paramedic for the Cumberland County EMS. Chief Turner described Mangas as "an asset to the fire department and to the county."
Jeremy Mangas, center, was recognized as the CFD firefighter
of the quarter. L-R are Jeremy's mother, his wife Bethany, Mangas,
Fire Chief Mike Turner and Mayor James Mayberry.