All of us at 101.5 KNUE are proud to be part of East Texas, and we are especially proud to live in a place where we hold our military and first responders in such high regard. KNUE and Patterson UTI are proud to announce this week’s “Hometown Hero,” New London Fire Chief Curtis Riley. Curtis is the third of four generations of firefighters for the New London Fire Dept. Curtis has served the department for more than 30 years and serves as the Fire Chief. Curtis is dedicated to his community and a loving and caring man with a huge heart.

When the fires broke out in East Texas in 2011, Curtis and his team worked tirelessly to protect others and save homes.

To show our appreciation for his dedication and caring for his community, Curtis will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations! Awards in Jacksonville.