From page 2 of the Metro section in today's Austin American-Statesman:
FIREFIGHTER WINS NATIONAL AWARD
Austin Fire Department Lt. Kevin Kalmus has been chosen to receive FireRescue magazine's Company Officer of the Year award. Kalmus has been a member of the Austin Fire Department for almost 12 years and was chosen from a field of national candidates for his leadership, innovative training, incident command effectiveness, commitment to safety, interpersonal communication and community involvement.
Kalmus' accomplishments include serving as an instructor for the Affiliate Leadership Training Summit; being invited by FEMA to participate in the Assistance to Firefighters Grant peer review process; serving as a contributing author to firenuggets.com and Fire Engineering magazine; and being a featured presenter at various conferences. Some of his most recognition-worthy accomplishments have been from his work with the International Association of Fire Fighters.