Lady's Island-St. Helena Island Fire District Chief Bruce Kline has been named the Firefighter of the Year by the S.C. State Firefighters Association.
Kline also received the award in 1999, making him its first two-time winner, according to a district news release.
Kline began his career at the Beaufort City Fire Department in 1984. He became the chief of the Fripp Island Fire District in 1991, and the chief of the Lady's Island-St. Helena district in 2005.
Kline received the award from current association president Will Vaigneur, a Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire District battalion chief.