December 1, 2023

CSU Graduate Receives Firefighter of the Year Award

The Waveland Community Unity Organization’s second annual Law Enforcement/Firefighter/EMS/Dispatcher Appreciation Banquet honored one CSU graduate, Braxton Lafontaine.

The banquet was held on July 20 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, near the Diamondhead Fire Department, where Lafontaine has served since 2014. Lafontaine was awarded the Diamondhead Fire Department Firefighter of the Year Award at the banquet.

“Braxton was nominated for the Diamondhead Firefighter of the Year because of his demonstration towards an ongoing desire to help improve the fire department and to better himself through a strong work ethic, an all-in attitude, and a genuine desire to serve and protect his community,” said Clarence Hall, chairman of the Waveland Community Unity Organization.

Braxton received his associates degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University earlier this year.

For all our CSU knights making a difference in their communities and working to make the world around them a better place, we are proud of you! It is because of people like you, and Braxton Lafontaine, that makes CSU such a special family.

Photo caption: Braxton Lafontaine (center) poses with Clarence Zeke Hall (left) and Dr. Charles Kelly, graduate faculty lead for the College of Safety and Emergency Services at CSU, after receiving his award.