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By JOEL GORDON, Correspondent | August 12, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 081220102

Plantation, FL August 4, 2020: In years to come, the name of Beth Martins will be synonymous with commitment and dedication.

On August 4th, at the monthly meeting of the Fire Inspectors Association of Broward County (FIABC), president Tommy Demopoulos acknowledged Lt. Martins for 15 years of service as Secretary of the Association.

Martins, who also serves as an investigator for Plantation, and served for many years as the Department’s Public Educator, was honored with the Association naming their Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award in her honor. Moving forward the award will be known as the Beth Martins, Public Educator of the Year Award.

Martins has also been recognized twice previously by the First There First Care EMS conference as Public Educator of the Year.

Beth joined the Plantation Fire Department in 2001 as a volunteer firefighter. She became a full-time inspector in 2009. She also maintains certifications as a car seat technician, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer II, and a Fire and Life Safety Instructor.

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