LP’s Don Hoof quenches 40-year firefighting career

don.hoofLESTER PRAIRIE, MN – From battling house fires in sub-zero temps to assisting car accident victims at 3 a.m., Don Hoof didn’t spend 40 years on the Lester Prairie Fire Department because it was easy or comfortable.

“It’s not about what I do for myself,” said Don, who celebrated his last official day as a volunteer firefighter Aug. 19.

Photo: Lester Prairie’s Don Hoof recently received the Aquatennial Commodore’s award for volunteerism and distinguished service. His wife, LaJean, has been a source of support during Don’s 40 years as a volunteer firefighter in Lester Prairie.

Look for the story in the Monday, Sept. 2 edition of the Herald Journal.

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