Murray firefighter Jon Harris has been named Firefighter of the Year by the Utah State Elks Lodge and the Murray Elks Lodge. The honors were handed down earlier this month.

Harris is a rookie firefighter and certified emergency medical technician and is a member of the world champion Murray Combat Challenge Team. He has also served on a safety equipment purchase committee and a Citizens Emergency Response Team volunteer testing committee. Harris has also redesigned the department's vehicle equipment checklist during his short time with the Murray Fire Department.Away from work, Harris is a member of the Big Brother program in Salt Lake City, which pairs responsible adults with young boys who need the support and guidance of an adult male.