#SaluteTheBadge: James Kehrli

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Silvy Kehrli is constantly seeing her husband, James, sacrifice for his co-workers and for our community. 
 
“My husband is very much the type of person that will come alongside you as you’re working and lead by example. Instead of just barking orders, ‘Here’s what we need to get done today,’ he will pick up a broom beside you and start sweeping,’ ” said Silvy.
 
As a firefighter and paramedic, James answers the call anytime an emergency arises. 
 
“He always willing to go the extra mile to take an extra call, stay late and help out the guys,” said Silvy.
 
Silvy says James doesn’t just put others first at work. Rather, it’s something she notices at home, too.
 
 “James is just a really great servant leader both at the fire station and at home,” said Silvy.
 
With four kids, that leadership is key. 
 
“He gets calls here and has a newborn baby at home and so I can’t remember the last night he’s probably slept a full night, but he has a great attitude about it,” said Silvy. 
 
It’s just one of the many reasons why Silvy wanted to honor her husband and those in the line of service.
 
 “The firefighters you see every day you call 911 in the middle of the night and you don’t realize they’ve been up for 24 sometimes 48 hours straight and they are giving you their all and they want to make you their priority,” said Silvy.
 
Nominate someone in the line of service, here.
 
 
 

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