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Firefighter EMT John Varano posed with his family and friends before the beginning of the ceremony.

PHOTOS: Ocoee Fire Department pinning and recognition ceremony

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Firefighter EMT John Varano posed with his family and friends before the beginning of the ceremony.

Chaplin Joshua Sauers led attendees in a prayer to kick off the ceremony.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Chaplin Joshua Sauers led attendees in a prayer to kick off the ceremony.

Acting Fire Chief Thomas Smothers spoke highly of those recognized in serving the city of Ocoee community and beyond.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Acting Fire Chief Thomas Smothers spoke highly of those recognized in serving the city of Ocoee community and beyond.

Lieutenant Joe Moy was recognized for his retirement in April 2020 after 30 years of service.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Lieutenant Joe Moy was recognized for his retirement in April 2020 after 30 years of service.

Matt Roy was presented with the Firefighter of the Year award by Wayne Vaughn, a former Ocoee fire lieutenant who now serves as the chairperson for the Citizens Advisory Counsel to the department.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Matt Roy was presented with the Firefighter of the Year award by Wayne Vaughn, a former Ocoee fire lieutenant who now serves as the chairperson for the Citizens Advisory Counsel to the department.

Firefighter Kevin Benkel posed with his dad Keith and his mom Kim after his pinning.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Firefighter Kevin Benkel posed with his dad Keith and his mom Kim after his pinning.

Firefighter Giovanny Veloz was recognized as a new member of the team and had his son Marcus Medina help to place his pin.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Firefighter Giovanny Veloz was recognized as a new member of the team and had his son Marcus Medina help to place his pin.

Firefighter Kalen Killy was recognized as a new member of the team and had her girlfriend Sara Holliday help to place her pin.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Firefighter Kalen Killy was recognized as a new member of the team and had her girlfriend Sara Holliday help to place her pin.

Firefighter Danial Clayton raised his right hand to be sworn in to the department.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Firefighter Danial Clayton raised his right hand to be sworn in to the department.

Ocoee Fire Department members, friends and family gathered for the first pinning and recognition ceremony since the pandemic began.

Friday, May 27, 2022 |

Ocoee Fire Department members, friends and family gathered for the first pinning and recognition ceremony since the pandemic began.

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