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17 FIREFIGHTERS BECOME BROWARD’S BRAVEST

BADGE-PINNING CEREMONY FRIDAY

Date: March 13, 2014                                                                                       PIO # 14-3-15

3 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014
I. T. Parker Community Center
901 NE 3 St.
Dania Beach, FL 33004


17 firefighter/paramedic recruits will officially join the ranks of Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue when they receive their badges in front of family, friends and fellow firefighters Friday afternoon.


“These are the best and the brightest firefighter candidates, and they join the ranks of one of the finest fire rescue departments in the country,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. Fire Chief Anthony P. Stravino will present the recruits with their badges in the traditional ceremony at the I. T. Parker Community Center. They will also receive their black helmets, signifying the successful completion of the one-year probationary period. In addition to their state-certified firefighter and paramedic course curriculum, the recruits have completed a rigorous six-week orientation class by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue’s Training Division, undergone quarterly proficiency testing in both academic and practical evaluations in fire and EMS, and worked extensively in the field under the supervision of line officers from the department.


The new firefighter appointees are Whitney Briggs, Joshua Conver, Stephen Elliott, Christina Harris, Nicholas Harry, Cristiano Hottz, Robert Jaxthiemer, David Jordan, Laura Kiess, Sean Killeen, Andrew Klepper, Joseph O’Berry, Ryan O’Malley, Summers Pagnotta, Sean Quitoni, Stuart Schnellenberger and Chad Teel.


Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue is proud to hold the badge-pinning ceremony in historic Dania Beach, Broward County’s first city. We would like to acknowledge the hospitality of Mayor Walter B. Duke, III and City Manager Robert Baldwin for the privilege of using the I. T. Parker Community Center.
 

This report by:
Mike Jachles/PIO
03/13/14 0930
 


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