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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater Announces John King as Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year


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Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842
MILTON, Fla. — CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater yesterday announced Volunteer Fire Chief John King as the Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year at the Fire Service Awards ceremony in Tallahassee. This annual awards ceremony is held to reward and honor those in the fire service community who have shown excellence in their profession.
Chief King runs the Munson Volunteer Fire Department, which covers 245 square miles in North Santa Rosa County. In addition, he supports the Incident Management Team with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service, assists with controlled burns, and provides training for those looking to obtain the Firefighter I Certification through a 206-hour course.
Chief King was nominated by the Florida Fire Chiefs’ 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).