Darryl Adler was named Green River Kiwanis’ 2016 Firefighter of the Year. Adler is a Lieutenant and an 11 year department veteran. Darryl freely gives his time to many civic organizations and charities, some of which are: Community One, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys & Girls Club, Firefighters’ Credit Union Board of Directors and is the chairman for the Firefighter’s Local 357 Kid’s Christmas Party. Darryl is also on the EFD Peer Support Team and a member of the Honor Guard.
Darryl and his wife Abigail have a daughter Grace who is 13.
Darryl received a wall plague from Kiwanis, $100 gift cards from Mulzer Crushed Stone and Evansville Firefighters Federal Credit Union, gift basket from Mission BBQ and a custom ring from Firefighters Local 357. The Green River Kiwanis will also erect a billboard with his picture proclaiming his accomplishment. Courtesy of Lamar Advertising, the billboard will be at a location and date to be determined. Adler was one of 8 nominees for this year’s award. The other nominees were: Mike Bacon, Zac Conner, Sean Farmer, Matt Garnett, Mike Larson, Jim Pauli and Chris Wagener.
Adler is the 36th recipient of this annual award. He is among eight of “Evansville’s Bravest” who were nominated for this year’s award. The other nominees are (in alphabetical order): Captain Mike Bacon, Lieutenant Zac Conner, Private Sean Farmer, Lieutenant Matt Garnett, Instructor Mike Larson, Captain Jim Pauli and Lieutenant Chris Wagener.