Florida Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater this week recognized the Lake Tech Fire Academy and honored 10 fire- and rescue-service personnel for exceptional dedication to fire and rescue services during the past year. CFO Atwater presented each honoree with an individual resolution signed by the governor and members of the Cabinet at Monday evening's Fire Service Awards ceremony. The honorees were also recognized jointly at Tuesday's Cabinet meeting at the Capitol.
"These men and women are true leaders, role models and heroes who put their lives at risk every time they respond to a fire call," CFO Atwater said. "I am proud to recognize the outstanding and courageous work that is done by our fire-service professionals every single day to protect their fellow Floridians."
CFO Atwater presented the following individuals with a Fire Service Award:
The Fire Service Awards are coordinated through the State Fire Marshal's Office annually and are sponsored by the following fire-service related organizations: the Florida Joint Council of Fire & Emergency Services, the Fire Training Director's Association, the Florida State Firefighters Association, the Fire Chiefs' Association, the Fire Marshal and Inspectors Association, the Professional Firefighters Association and the Emergency Preparedness Association.
For more information about this year's Fire Service Award winners, please visit http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/SFM/FireServiceAward.htm.