Scott Benjamin of Sunbury, a Columbus firefighter, has received the December 2013 Firefighter of the Month Award. He was scheduled to be honored in the presence of his superiors, peers and family members Dec. 16, at Station 6, 5750 Maple Canyon Drive.

* Scott Benjamin of Sunbury, a Columbus firefighter, has received the December 2013 Firefighter of the Month Award. He was scheduled to be honored in the presence of his superiors, peers and family members Dec. 16, at Station 6, 5750 Maple Canyon Drive.

The Firefighter of the Month Award honors outstanding accomplishments within the Division of Fire and commitment to the people of Columbus.

Benjamin, who joined the department in 1996, serves as a firefighter and paramedic on Engine 6. His passion for firefighting developed as a child, when he watched his father and his uncle serve with the Litchfield and Coldwater, Mich. fire departments.