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Firefighters create new Chief’s Challenge Coin, awards two

Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 7:48 AM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Firefighters in Alachua County have created new coins to honor the accomplishments of crew members.

The first recipient of the Chiefs Challenge Coin was Lieutenant Larry Stewart who advocated for the creation of the awards.

He has served the department for more than 30 years.

The second recipient is Captain Karem Scott-Kotb who designed the coins.

He was honored for his work to train and recruit new employees.

From now on, the coins will be given to department members who go above and beyond.

Alachua County Fire Rescue is proud to announce the creation of our new “Chiefs Challenge Coin”. The first recipient is...

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