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Seminole County FD Presents Years of Service Award to Sanford resident Lt. Kevin Sims and Lake County resident FF Shane Degler

By DOREEN OVERSTREET, Correspondent | September 17, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 091721102

Recently, Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) Chief Otto Drozd III presented a 20-year service award to Firefighter Shane Degler and 25-year service award to Lt. Kevin Sims for proudly serving the Seminole County Fire Department.

Lt. Kevin Sims:

-Home station at Station 41 (C Shift) proudly serving the Sanford area in Seminole County

-Tampa native and currently resides in Sanford

-Started his fire career in the City of Winter Springs working in two stations there

-Seminole State College of Florida EMT and Paramedic grad Seminole State College of Florida - Center for Public Safety

-Served in the reserve U.S. Marine Corps for 14 years

-SCFD Honor Guard Member

-Proud father of three children and one grandchild


Firefighter Shane Degler:

-Home station at Station 42 (C Shift) proudly serving Geneva

-Hometown of Cape Coral, FL and resides in Lake County

-Served nine years on SCFD Tower Team on Tower 27 in Winter Springs

-Over a decade on SCFD Tanker Team where he currently serves
-Fire/EMT grad from Lake Technical College and AA degree from Valencia College

-Proud father of 13-year-old daughter and son of awesome mom Sharon Degler

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.