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Florida CFO Jeff Atwater Invites Public to Attend Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service and Prayer Breakfast


Contact: Chris Cate
(850) 413-2842


Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater will join the Florida Joint Council of Fire and Emergency Service Organizations to host the annual Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala. Six firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty will be remembered.
WHAT:  Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service and Prayer Breakfast 
WHEN:  Friday, October 3, 2014
             Prayer Breakfast - 8:30 am
             Memorial Service - 9:45am
WHERE: Florida State Fire College
              11655 NW Gainesville Road  
              Ocala, Fla. 34482
The six Florida firefighters who will be honored during the memorial ceremony include:
Homer “J.R.” Harrell – Orange County Fire Department
Kenneth Krulish – St. Johns County Fire Rescue
Jeffrey B. Newland – North Port Fire Rescue
Stephan C. Rich – Sarasota County Fire Department
Iran D. Rivers – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
Roger D. Tome – Kennedy Space Center Fire Rescue
The service will be streaming live at this link.
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending.