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Posted on: March 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Davie Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Receives the Chief Donald DiPetrillo Lifetime Achievement Award

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MARCH 9, 2021



DAVIE, Fla. – The Town of Davie Fire Rescue Department recently celebrated Assistant Fire Chief Jorge Gonzalez’s achievement on receiving the 2020 Chief Donald DiPetrillo Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fire Chief’s Association of Broward County (FCABC) First There First Care (FTFC) Committee. 

This award is presented to individuals who exceed the call of duty, demonstrate excellence to promote fire services and contribute to the improvement and well-being of the community. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FCABC/FTFC held a small ceremony to honor Assistant Chief Gonzalez for his 33 years in the fire rescue service and demonstrating commitment and dedication.

Assistant Chief Jorge Gonzalez oversees the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), training, special projects division health and safety, infectious disease, and Davie’s Special Response Team medic programs all while prioritizing the best interest of the Davie community. 

“Davie Fire Rescue prides itself on providing exceptional service to the residents of the Town of Davie,” said Fire Chief Julie Downey. “For Assistant Chief Gonzalez to be recognized for his outstanding commitment and dedication is an honor. His passion for the fire rescue service is incredible and he always demonstrates great teamwork, integrity, excellence, and professionalism.”

About Davie Fire Rescue Department:

Since 1972, the Davie Fire Rescue Department has been an exemplary leader in the field of public safety. The department is classified as Insurance Services Office (ISO) 1 rating and the department has received numerous national, state, and regional awards for its leadership and dedication to outstanding public safety, including EMS Provider of the Year, Fire Chief of the Year, Medical Director of the Year to name a few.

Other notable award-winning programs include Stop the Bleed Initiative, #SaferBy4, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. 

2020 FD Lifetime Achievement Award

From left to right: FCABC/FTFC Representative and North Lauderdale Fire Rescue Fire Chief Rodney Turpel, Assistant Fire Chief Jorge Gonzalez, FCABC/FTFC Representative and Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue District Chief Bruce Caruso



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