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SHERMAN, TX -- Grayson County commissioners recognized a group that is on the cutting edge when it comes to preparing for possible emergencies.

During a meeting Tuesday, commissioners applauded the county Office of Emergency Management's volunteers who are part of a Certified Emergency Response Team.

They help serve as storm spotters to report in to the National Weather Service during severe weather. County Judge Drue Bynum gave the volunteer of the year award to Dr. Wade Graves.

"We know what's going on and we're able to respond and be proactive in any emergency situation and we also make sure that we take care of our families first and then we help our neighbors," says Graves.

The award was named for amateur radio enthusiast Wilmer Kinsey, who died last year. Graves says Kinsey helped recruit him to serve as part of the program back in 2009.