(Lomira) A first responder from Lomira was honored during a recognition ceremony by the State Assembly Tuesday. Debra Bintzler was named First Responder of the Year from the 39th Assembly District by Representative Mark Born and Senator John Jagler. Born says we owe a great deal of debt to the men and woman who work as first responders in our communities. The Beaver Dam Republican adds that he is grateful for Bintzler, who has selflessly served the area for years. Jagler, a Republican from Watertown, says this is a well-deserved honor to be celebrated by the Assembly as a Hometown Hero. Bintzler was nominated for her dedication to serving her community as a volunteer first responder for the past two decades. Alongside her late husband Bruce, Bintzler has logged a significant number of first responder hours since she began volunteering with the Lomira Fire Department in 2002. The First Responder of the Year Award, created in 2019, seeks to identify members of the community that work as firefighters, police officers, sheriff’s duties, EMT providers, paramedics, or first responders with distinction. Both volunteer and paid first responders are eligible for the award.