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Part-time Cottage Grove firefighter Mike Gabrielli worked more than 1,500 duty crew hours last year, service that awarded him with the city’s 2013 Fireman of the Year honor. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Gabrielli named Cottage Grove’s 2013 Fireman of the Year

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Cottage Grove resident Mike Gabrielli would not have chosen it as an occupation, but after five years as a part-time firefighter it has become a job he has dedicated most of his time performing.


The recent recipient of the 2013 Cottage Grove Fireman of the Year award, Gabrielli said his involvement in public safety is credited in part to his curious grandchildren.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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