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1ST Responder Newspaper - SE

November, 2016




Class-26 Graduates from MTC

Nick Palino from Station-3.


Nick Garofalo from Station-1.


Bradenton, FL - On Monday night, September 19th, friends and family filled the auditorium of the main campus at Manatee County Fire Technical College to help celebrate the graduation of Class #26. The future firefighters completed over 600 hours of training at the academy and will now be job hunting throughout the state.


Fort Lauderdale Partners with AutoNation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fort Lauderdale, FL - Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue recently partnered with AutoNation to bring awareness to breast cancer and raise funds to help find a cure for the disease. The theme for the campaign is: Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue is “Driving Pink� this October. The public can support the campaign by purchasing a "Real Heroes Wear Pink" shirt. The shirts are available on the website

Stephen Bunting from Station-5.


Plantation FD Announces Promotions Plantation, FL - As part of its continued growth to meet the needs of the citizens, Plantation Fire Department's Chief Laney Stearns announced three promotions on August 31st. Nick Garofalo from Station-1, Stephen Bunting from Station-5 and Nick Palino from Station-3 were all promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

JUMP TO FILE #091216126 Garofalo has been a member serving at Station-1 since October of 2012. He is also the son of retired member Todd Garofalo. Palino, also the son of member Bob Palino, has been with the Department since

2011. Bunting, who was selected as "Member of the Year" for 2015, has also been with the department since October of 2012 and recently celebrated the birth of his daughter with Plantation Firefighter Kaitlyn Murphins. - JOEL GORDON

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