This week KNUE honors our 'Hometown Hero' -- Assistant Fire Chief Paul Rife of the Coffee City Fire Department.

Paul Rife was nominated by his wife Jennifer who had this to say about her husband:

He is smart and committed. He is there at ALL calls whether they are house fires or medical calls. He is the first one in the fire and the last one out. He is a strong man and I am very proud of him.

To show appreciation for all that Paul Rife does for East Texas, he will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards in Jacksonville.

The KNUE “Hometown Hero” honors East Texas servicemen and women and first responders on a weekly basis. If you would like to nominate your “Hometown Hero” submit your nominee and a picture here.