The Johns Creek Fire Department has named Damon Horne as the Firefighter of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2014.
"Damon is a true professional," said Johns Creek Fire Chief Jeff Hogan. "His extraordinary skills are of great value to our department and we are proud to have such an outstanding individual serve our city."
Horne, who grew up in the Shakerag area, started his firefighting career by volunteering for Forsyth County Fire Department in 1994, where he later received his firefighter and EMT certification.
After working for Fulton County Fire for 12 years, Horne joined Johns Creek when it launched in 2008 and is currently the fire apparatus operator at Fire Station 61, which is located off Medlock Bridge Parkway.
"I'm very surprised to be receiving this award," said Horne. "I am honored to have the department think that highly of me."
Horne, who lives in Dahlonega, has four children and enjoys spending time on Lake Lanier and being involved in his church.