Firefighter Receives All American Heroes Award

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-03
Date:  January 10, 2013

Master Technician Joel Kobersteen and his wife Jenny have been selected to receive the All American Heroes Award at the Fifth All American Inaugural Ball, Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

The Kobersteens were selected by the national planning committee for their selfless service to their fellow citizens, and for taking on causes greater than themselves. The Kobersteens will be honored for their unwavering support and hard work to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the annual fundraiser “Fill the Boot” during Labor Day weekend. Joel has been Local 2068’s Fill the Boot program coordinator for several years with record breaking results year after year.

In 2012, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Local 2068 collected more money than any other fire department in the country over the Labor Day weekend. Jenny also supports MDA by working as a nurse at the annual MDA summer camp in Maryland, and also assists with the Fill the Boot collections.

The All American Inaugural ball is a tribute to American heroes who sacrifice on behalf of others every day. The event will recognize and honor several other especially deserving individuals for their outstanding and tireless work in their respective fields of civic service. For more information, and for a list of all honorees, please go to

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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