The Dierks Fire Department recently held their annual Christmas meal and awards banquet. Fire Chief Mike Noel says the event is held to give appreciation to the firefighter’s family. Jennifer Noel received the training achievement award and has completed 98 hours of training this year. Cody Blair has been named the Firefighter of the Year. Blair has been with the department for almost one year and has attended all meetings and calls. Chief Noel says that if you have a desire to serve your community to consider volunteering with the Dierks Fire Department.