Channel 8 KLKN-TV Salutes The Firefighter of the Month for October

Channel 8 KLKN-TV and Lincoln Mattress and Furniture congratulate the October Firefighter of the Month, Captain Dick Pickel.

Captain Pickel started his 41 year career with Lincoln Fire & Rescue on October 1, 1963 as a recruit Firefighter. He was assigned as Fire Apparatus Operator on Truck 3A in September of 1979, promoted to Lieutenant on in 1977 and promoted to Fire Captain in 1978 on Engine 1 C. Dick Pickel currently serves as Captain at Station 13C shift. He is also the House Captain at Station 13.

Captain Pickel is the October Firefighter of the Month because of his work ethic, fire service knowledge, and his dedication to his job and to the citizens of Lincoln. Captain Pickel has received many awards during his long 41 year career. Some of those awards include the Unit Performance Award, Phoenix Award and Medal of Valor.  Captain Pickel can be relied upon to effectively protect the safety of the citizens and Fire Department personnel during emergency operations.  He has also attended numerous training programs and continuing education opportunities, to ensure that he possesses up to date Fire Service knowledge. Captain Pickel can always be relied upon to get the job done.

Congratulations to Captain Dick Pickel, October's Firefighter of the Month.