Asst. fire chief is a WeTHRIVE! champion

On December 14, 2021, WeTHRIVE! held a Facebook Live event to announce the winners of the 2021 WeTHRIVE! Community Champion Awards. (If you missed it, you can view the short video here.) This week, we’re introducing you to the winners! Read on for Day 5’s featured champion…

Lieutenant Jermaine Hill of the Forest Park Fire Department is a 2021 WeTHRIVE! Champion for Leadership and Initiative. 

Jermaine is a long-time leader and advocate for WeTHRIVE! in Forest Park. As Assistant Fire Chief, family man, mentor, and DJ, he lives and breathes Forest Park. 

Jermaine organized the first Forest Park City Cycle event in 2021.

If there is a health- or safety-related event in Forest Park, Jermaine is part of it. Just a few examples are free nutrition and cooking classes for children and families; infant safety classes for new and expecting parents; and car seat installations and education for caregivers. Not to mention Zumba and bootcamp classes on Saturday mornings every summer, safety fairs, fire explorer drills, pop up food pantries, and more. 

In the words of Margarita Lewis, who nominated Jermaine for this award, “I’m not sure if he gets any sleep!”

Jermaine with Margarita Lewis, who nominated him for the champion award.
What the Champion Award means to Jermaine

For me, it means we’re making a positive difference in Forest Park. It’s an honor, pleasure, and privilege to serve. I’m truly blessed to be surrounded by cheerful, relentless givers. The community supports our efforts tenfold. Being honored by Hamilton County Public Health, WeTHRIVE!, and the person who made the nomination energizes not only me, but our Forest Park team. We have more in store. Thank you and stay tuned. 

Jermaine is described as a champion who is devoted to Forest Park and loved by the community. His energy and constant efforts to promote health, safety, and vitality make him a true Champion for Leadership and Initiative. 

Learn about WeTHRIVE! in Forest Park here.