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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) named Fire Rescue liaison and public information officer Tina Adams (left) as the 2020 employee of the year.

Longboat Key firefighters honored at annual awards ceremony

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) named Fire Rescue liaison and public information officer Tina Adams (left) as the 2020 employee of the year.

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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) named Fire Rescue liaison and public information officer Tina Adams (left) as the 2020 employee of the year.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) named Fire Rescue liaison and public information officer Tina Adams (left) as the 2020 employee of the year.

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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) named Fire Rescue liaison and public information officer Tina Adams (left) as the 2020 employee of the year.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) named Fire Rescue liaison and public information officer Tina Adams (left) as the 2020 employee of the year.

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The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

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The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

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The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

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The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

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Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Bryan Carr recalled a water rescue story where Matt Taylor broke his kneecap.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Bryan Carr recalled a water rescue story where Matt Taylor broke his kneecap.

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The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

The Fire Rescue Department recognized Matt Taylor for serving the town since April 2006.

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Firefighter and paramedic David Oliger (left) won the Fire Chief Award. Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) is pictured with Oliger.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Firefighter and paramedic David Oliger (left) won the Fire Chief Award. Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) is pictured with Oliger.

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Firefighter and paramedic David Oliger (left) won the Fire Chief Award. Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) is pictured with Oliger.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Firefighter and paramedic David Oliger (left) won the Fire Chief Award. Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) is pictured with Oliger.

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Deputy Chief Sandi Drake (left) got recognized with a Life Saving Award. She helped rescue three swimmers in March 2020 near New Pass.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Deputy Chief Sandi Drake (left) got recognized with a Life Saving Award. She helped rescue three swimmers in March 2020 near New Pass.

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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) distributes awards during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) distributes awards during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Firefighter and paramedic Zack Shield (left) won the department’s Most Fit Award.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Firefighter and paramedic Zack Shield (left) won the department’s Most Fit Award.

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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) distributes awards during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) distributes awards during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) offers congratulations during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) offers congratulations during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Deputy Chief Sandi Drake (left) got recognized with a Life Saving Award. She helped rescue three swimmers in March 2020 near New Pass.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Deputy Chief Sandi Drake (left) got recognized with a Life Saving Award. She helped rescue three swimmers in March 2020 near New Pass.

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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) offers congratulations during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi (right) offers congratulations during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Bryan Carr is pictured with his wife Tori, his son Anderson and his daughter Olivia.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Bryan Carr is pictured with his wife Tori, his son Anderson and his daughter Olivia.

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Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Bryan Carr's son Anderson pins him during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Bryan Carr's son Anderson pins him during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Newly-promoted Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Carr is joined by his family during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Carr is joined by his family during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Ed Cleveland (left) and newly-appointed Assistant Chief John Curran (right) pose for a photo during Tuesday's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Ed Cleveland (left) and newly-appointed Assistant Chief John Curran (right) pose for a photo during Tuesday's ceremony.

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Newly-appointed Assistant Chief John Curran poses for a photo with his family during Tuesday's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-appointed Assistant Chief John Curran poses for a photo with his family during Tuesday's ceremony.

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Newly-appointed Assistant Chief John Curran gets sworn in by Fire Chief Paul Dezzi at Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-appointed Assistant Chief John Curran gets sworn in by Fire Chief Paul Dezzi at Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Jane Herrin poses for a photo with a family member.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Assistant Chief Jane Herrin poses for a photo with a family member.

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Fire Chief Paul Dezzi recognizes Lt. Jose Rivera during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Fire Chief Paul Dezzi recognizes Lt. Jose Rivera during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Newly-promoted Lt. Jose Rivera poses for a photo with his family at Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Lt. Jose Rivera poses for a photo with his family at Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Newly-promoted Lt. Jose Rivera stands with his family at Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Lt. Jose Rivera stands with his family at Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Newly-promoted Lt. Jose Rivera gets sworn in by Deputy Chief Sandi Drake.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Newly-promoted Lt. Jose Rivera gets sworn in by Deputy Chief Sandi Drake.

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Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi speaks during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi speaks during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi speaks during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi speaks during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi speaks during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 |

Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi speaks during Tuesday morning's ceremony.

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