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June 27, 2022

Cody Pinner named Best Firefighter by The Eagle’s Reader’s Choice

It’s about 8 a.m., and while you’re dropping the kids off at school or pouring your first cup of coffee, the firefighters and paramedics at Bryan’s Fire Station 5 are rolling out on a call. Never knowing what they may encounter, it’s their job to walk into the unknown. Among them is Cody Pinner: firefighter, certified paramedic, and The Eagle’s Reader’s Choice for this year’s Best Firefighter.

Cody, a Bryan resident since 2001, never expected to be nominated, let alone be selected, as the best firefighter. Both surprised and appreciative, he’s happy to serve his community. “I was surprised,” said Cody, “…it’s really cool.”

Photo of firefighter Cody Pinner

“I’m very proud of him. He’s a very hard worker and does a great job for our fire department and sets an example for others,” Bryan Fire Chief Giusti said. “He’s a motivated individual who serves with empathy and cares a great deal about the department and the community.”
After graduating high school, Cody attended Blinn College, where he received his firefighter’s certification and joined the Bryan Fire Department.

Coming up on his seventh year with the department, Cody has gathered a lot of great memories, but his favorite is fundraising and working with the kids with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As for his favorite part of the job? That would be hanging out with his crew, which he assured us would not let being selected “best” go to his head.

Photo of a Bryan fire truck with lights on at night. Firefighters working in the background.

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