Luxemburg’s Al Tlachac was recognized as the District 1 First Responder of the Year on Thursday in Madison. The 73-year-old volunteer was honored along with over 90 others from throughout the state at a ceremony at the State Capitol. He has been with the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Department for over 45 years. Tlachac says he was humbled to receive the award and says all his fellow first responders are deserving of the recognition.
Tlachac was nominated by Luxemburg Fire Chief Lew Du Chateau and is one of 30 firefighters and 19 first responders that volunteers for the department. He owns his own business, Al’s Barber Shop, on Main Street in Luxemburg and has no plans on retiring anytime soon from either of his current duties.
(photo submitted of Tlachac receiving his award from Dist. 1 Rep. Joel Kitchens. Tlachac's wife, Donna, and grandson, Hunter, were on hand for the ceremony.