Preferred Members Among Recipients of 2018 Florida Fire Service Awards


Submitted by Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc. – Safety & Risk Management Department

On March 7, 2018 CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis, Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam recognized recipients of the 2018 Fire Service Awards.

Among this years 13 award recipients were 3 associates of two Preferred members. Preferred would like to recognize and congratulate the following on a job well done:

Eloy Ricardo – Professional Firefighter of the Year Asst. Chief of Life Safety & Prevention North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District

Heather Mazurkiewicz – Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Public Educator & CERT Instructor North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District

Jeffrey Lucas – Fire Marshal of the Year Fire Marshal, Ft. Lauderdale Fire Rescue

The Fire Service Awards are coordinated annually by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and sponsored by the following fire-service related organizations: the Fire Training Director’s Association, the Florida State Firefighters Association, the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association, the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, the Florida Professional Firefighters Association, the Emergency Preparedness Association and the Florida Forest Service.


* Photos courtesy of Florida Department of Financial Services / Office of Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis

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