Kissimmee firefighters praised for mutual aid duty

  • Firefighters Fernando Almeida and Rion Strum
    Firefighters Fernando Almeida and Rion Strum
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The Kissimmee Fire Department is congratulating Firefighters Fernando Almeida and Rion Strum for being recognized during the Orlando Fire Conference Opening Ceremony on Feb. 20.

Both firefighters were recognized after assisting St. Cloud Fire Rescue with a structure fire on Feb. 8. The structure fire was in a two-story residential building with four people, who had special needs. St. Cloud Fire Rescue was able to remove all victims from the residence successfully. Firefighters Almeida and Strum were assigned to assist with extinguishing the fire as part of mutual aid.

 “This is the call we all train for and pray we never get. We are proud of those that responded that early morning and that the outcome was a positive one,” said Kissimmee Fire Chief Jim Walls. 

For more information about the Kissimmee Fire Department, visit www.kissimmee.org.