La Farge firefighter receives national recognition

Lyle Dorschied receives Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service

La Farge Volunteer Fire Department President Lyle Dorschied is the national winner of the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service.         

Dorschied was one of 150 applicants up for the award.

He joined the volunteer department in 1973. He said he got into the business to help people, not to win awards but he is honored to be recognized as a firefighter.     

“I wouldn’t have a chance of getting an award like this without the support of my comrades,” said Dorschied. “Doing this is part of my life. I really enjoy it. I don’t consider it anything else than enjoyment.”

Dorschied received $10,000 from the Firemark Award, which will be used to buy new helmets for the entire fire department.