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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater Announces Stephen Bunting as Volunteer Firefighter of the Year


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Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842

PLANTATION, 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 Plantation Fire Department’s Volunteer Firefighter Stephen Bunting, who was announced as winner of the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Award. The annual awards ceremony is held to reward and honor those in the fire service community who have shown excellence in their profession.

Firefighter/EMT Bunting has served the Plantation Fire Department since 2012, where his passion for public education has developed and grown. In addition to his active involvement in Plantation Fire Department’s Public Education Team, Bunting is also a member of the city’s award-winning Honor Guard and nationally recognized Dive Recue Team. Bunting is certified in multiple fire prevention and public education arenas, which include but are not limited to his EMT, Firefighter I, Safety Child Seat Installers and Rescue Diver certifications.

Firefighter/EMT Bunting was nominated by Florida State Firefighters’ 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).