Hanson was one of eight firefighters nominated for this year's honor. His coworkers picked him to get the top prize, but he said everything he does is a team effort.
Hanson also volunteers with the Honor Guard when he's off duty. He said he plans to keep fighting fires for at least a few more years. Hanson will be officially recognized at a ceremony Monday.
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