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**PHOTO RELEASE** CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Outstanding Firefighters from Broward County

4/3/2019

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 18, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com


TALLAHASSEE, Fla..— Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis recognized members of Florida’s firefighting community for their outstanding accomplishments in the fire service industry during the 2019 Fire Service Awards at the Florida Capitol. Each individual or facility was nominated and selected by various fire service organizations across Florida.

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “I was proud to honor the outstanding members of Florida’s brave firefighting community who work so tirelessly to protect us. Our first responders are the lifeblood of our communities and these brave men and women exemplify the hard work, courage, dedication and integrity necessary to ensure the health and safety of all of Floridians. I cannot thank these firefighters enough for their outstanding service to their communities and our great state.”

The following award recipients were recognized at the ceremony from Broward County:

Florida Fire Inspector of the Year – Tommy Demopoulos of the City of Tamarac Fire Department

Florida Fire Chief of the Year – Julie Downey of Davie Fire Rescue

Fire and Life Safety Public Educator of the Year – Yvonne Feijoo of the Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue

Click here for the full list of those honored at the 2019 Fire Service Awards.

Florida Fire Inspector of the Year – Tommy Demopoulos of the City of Tamarac Fire Department Florida Fire Inspector of the Year – Tommy Demopoulos of the City of Tamarac Fire Department

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Florida Fire Chief of the Year – Julie Downey of Davie Fire Rescue Florida Fire Chief of the Year – Julie Downey of Davie Fire Rescue

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Fire and Life Safety Public Educator of the Year – Yvonne Feijoo of the Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue Fire and Life Safety Public Educator of the Year – Yvonne Feijoo of the Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).