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Tamarac Fire Rescue Community Risk Reduction Members Receive Awards

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November 30, 2022 | FLORIDA VAN SCHOEN, Correspondent
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The Fire Inspectors Association of Broward County (FIABC) have awarded top honors to Division Chief/Fire Marshal Tommy Demopoulos. Division Chief Demopoulos was awarded the 2022 Fire Marshal of the Year Award.

Chief Demopoulos was recognized for his large-scale project reviews within Tamarac, his advocacy for residential fire sprinklers, his time as FIABC President and FFMIA Second Vice-President. In addition, he was awarded the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association Champion of the Industry and Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Red Cross in 2021.

Congratulations to Division Chief/Fire Marshal Demopoulos!

We are also excited to announce that the Fire Inspectors Association of Broward County (FIABC) has also awarded Inspector Cintia Chelles with the 2022 Fire Inspector of the Year Award.

Inspector Chelles has been involved in many aspects of the Community Risk Reduction Division and is always available to assist in new projects such as design and implementation of the First Due software. Inspector Chelles is involved in public education for both FIABC and the Florida Association of Fire and Life Safety Educators and works with peers to better represent the department within the community. She has created a fire station tour video and a video promoting the use of the 911 emergency system. Inspector Chelles is also assisting as an instructor with the 2022-2023 Fire Rescue Cadets.

Congratulations Inspector Chelles!

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