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State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater Presents Miramar Fire Rescue Chief Ramon Perez with Fire Marshal of the Year Award


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Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842
MIRAMAR, Fla. — CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater honored the winners of the Florida Fire Service Awards during a reception hosted yesterday evening at the Florida Capitol. Among the winners was Miramar Fire Rescue’s Chief of Fire Life Safety Ramon Perez, who was announced as winner of the Fire Marshal of the Year award. The annual Fire Service Award ceremony is held to reward and honor those in the fire service community who have shown exceptionalism in their profession.
Chief Perez, known for his “let’s get the job done,” attitude has led an extensive career in the fire service, serving as the Fire Prevention Chief for the City of Hialeah for nearly 20 years before joining Miramar Fire Rescue. Chief Perez is a certified firefighter and fire marshal, a registered nurse and paramedic and an experienced instructor in the areas of basic life support, advance life saving measures and pediatric advance life saving measures.  According to his peers, Chief Perez ‘exemplifies the true meaning of a leader and strives to create cohesiveness within the fire department.’
Chief Perez was nominated by the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association.
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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. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).