Firefighter Ryan Casper was honored as the Jackson Township 2008 C-Shift Firefighter of the Year. Firefighter Casper was nominated by several other C-Shift Jackson Township firefighter for his actions in February 2008 at the scene of an apartment fire on Wales Avenue. Firefighter Casper spotted a person trapped on a second story balcony. The fire was in this person’s apartment and they could not get to the front door. Firefighter Casper placed a ground ladder and rescued the person seconds before the sliding glass door shattered and flames consumed where the man had been standing. The actions of Firefighter Ryan Casper saved the life of this individual. Firefighter Casper was recognized at the C-Shift Christmas Party.