Brandon Fipps (right), a member of the Somervell County Fire Department, accepts the award for Firefighter of the Year from Robert Marquez, commander of American Legion Oliver Wendell Buzan Post 462 Feb. 28 at the Glen Rose Community Center. Certificates of commendation for public service “benefitting our community, state and nation” were presented Fipps, as well as to the county’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. A committee of local American Legion members made the selections from nominees for the post’s inaugural public service awards.