Farmington resident Joe Tullar received the State VFW Fire Fighter of the Year Award for 2015. It is the first time Farmington’s Sypal-Lundrgen Post has received the recognition.

Trustee Dave Easter nominated Tullar for the award because of his continuing community involvement with the VFW Post, the Farmington Area Veterans’ Memorial and the Farmington Fire Department. Tullar, a retired Marine who served from 1990 to 2010, has been a Farmington firefighter for 19 years. He is currently the junior vice commander at the Farmington VFW.