Leeds Local Hero for April: Dunn Mizell

Dunn Mizell is the Leeds Tribune's April Local Hero of the Month.

Each month, the Leeds Tribune honors a first responder from the Leeds Police Department and Leeds Fire & Rescue. For April, we honor:

Dunn Mizell, a Lieutenant with Leeds Fire & Rescue

What is your career path to reach this position?Firefighter/EMT basic when hired. Promoted in February. 

Years of service:Started with the Leeds fire department in June 2015.

Notable recognitions and/or experiences in the field: 2017 First Responder of the Year and received an award from a mutual aid call with Irondale where responders pulled a victim from a house.

Why did you choose to become a first responder?My wife got pregnant and I needed to find a career. My wife came to me with the idea.

Where are you from:Dekalb, Illinois

What is your favorite part about Leeds? The brotherhood. Being a firefighter is cool but working with your best friends is amazing.

Tell us about yourself:I have two kids, DT, 5, and Baylee, 3. I have been married for four and a half years to my wife Kayla. I am a big sports fan. My teams are the Packers, Chicago Bulls, Cubs, Northern Illinois Huskies and the Tide. My hobbies include watching sports, playing sports, playing video games and spending time with my family.

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