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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater Announces Jackie de la Osa as Florida’s Fire Inspector of the Year


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For Immediate Release:
April 11, 2017
Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413–2842
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater honored the winners of the 2017 Florida Fire Service Awards during a reception hosted Monday evening at the Florida Capitol. Among the winners was Jackie de la Osa, a fire inspector with the North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District’s Fire, who was named Florida’s Fire Inspector of the Year Award. The annual award ceremony is hosted to honor those in the fire service community who have shown excellence in their profession.
Inspector de la Osa has been hailed by her colleagues as one of the most influential members of the Florida fire service community. She has displayed her dedication to the safety of her community by not only enforcing fire and building codes, but also by teaching her counterparts the importance that the codes play in a community’s level of safety. Her commitment has created better-informed, safer community.
Her commitment, expertise and service-driven work ethic are essential to the success of her community’s fire prevention efforts. As a result of her work, she is protecting the residents of Collier County from the dangers of fire, and the lives of firefighters and other first responders as well.
Inspector de la Osa was nominated for the award 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).