Optimists honor Hippler as Farmington Hills Firefighter of the Year

The Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Club recently honored Sgt. Nick Hippler of the Farmington Hills Fire Department as its Firefighter of the Year.

Sgt. Hippler Optimist Club Firefighter of the Year
From left: Farmington Hills Fire Department Lt. Jamie Neufeld, Fire Chief Jon Unruh, Sgt. Nick Hippler and Fire Marshal Jason Olszewski (contributed photo)

“Nick consistently displays the highest level of professionalism while providing a superior level of service to the community,” said Fire Chief Jon Unruh.

Hippler started with the department in 2003 as a paid-on-call firefighter. He was hired as a Career Firefighter in 2006, promoted to Senior Firefighter in 2010, and to Sergeant in 2015.

A member of the Fire Department’s Honor Guard, Hippler serves as a Fire Investigator and Fire Academy Instructor. He has received five Life Saving Awards, three Certificates of Appreciation, and many Letters of Appreciation from the public.

A 2001 graduate of Farmington High School, Hippler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Madonna University. He is also a graduate of the Eastern Michigan University School of Fire Staff & Command.