FIREFIGHTERS LICENSE PLATE HOTTEST SELLER IN 2004
The Florida Salutes Firefighters specialty license plate was the hottest selling new plate in 2004. In a celebration in the Capitol Courtyard, it was announced that its 10,000th license plate was sold and its $200,000 in proceeds will benefit charities throughout the state. The tag, depicting a firefighter with a patriotic background, was sponsored by the Florida Professional Firefighters.
The plate, which went on sale throughout Florida last June, was ranked 38th out of a field of 91 specialty plates in 2004, according to the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
The plate is available to the general public for an additional $20 plus a $2 processing fee required by the state.
The FPF has over 19,000 members including firefighters, emergency medical personnel and the state’s forestry workers. Last year, the FPF ranked second among the 50 states for their $1.2 million contribution to MDA, just one of the charities that firefighters support.
Bob Carver, President of the FPF said, “The statewide license plate was designed so citizens can be proud to show their support and salute Florida’s firefighters.”
For more information, please visit www.firefightertag.com or call 561/747-8495.
Gadsden, Florida's fifth county, was formed in 1823. It once ran from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Suwannee River to the Apalachicola River. Quincy, the county seat, was incorporated in 1828. The courthouse, above, was built in 1912.