Kim Poche named January Firefighter of the Month _lowres

Photo provided by James E. LeBlanc -- St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department firefighter, from left, Jack Belleau, Lt. Jake Blanchard, firefighters Josh Delery and Kim Poche, Ladies Auxiliary President Sherri Jenkins, firefighters Broc Poche and Hunter Solar and Chief James E. LeBlanc gather recently for a photo. Poche was named the January Firefighter of the Month.

St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Kim Poche was named January’s Firefighter of the Month, according to Chief James E. LeBlanc.

Poche is among the top five responders for the department when responding to medical and fire calls, LeBlanc said.

Since 1999, the department has named a Firefighter of the Month, selected by the department’s chief officers. Firefighters of the Month are chosen based on efforts above and beyond the call of duty, active participation and enthusiasm during emergency calls and training drills and monthly attendance of fire and emergency medical calls and training drills, he said.