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Concept and Design Win National Award

We would like to congratulate one of our own for their commitment to the Orlando Fire Department.  Personnel dedicating their life and career to this Fire Department should be recognized for their accomplishments when they are of the magnitude and significance that gain national recognition.

Assistant Chief Dawn Sumter was hired back on October 1995 directly from the Public Education positions she held with the Orlando Fire Department.  As a woman, she had to work harder to prove herself to her peers and she has gained the respect of those who have worked under her during her career.

She has risen to the rank of Assistant Chief, by her commitment and dedication to the Orlando Fire Department. See has always been an advocate, for all those around her and has personally involved herself so that she has a vested interest in the outcome.

During her career, she has attained the "Executive Fire Officer Certificate" from the National Fire Academy.  This process is much like a Master Degree.  

The National Fire Academy's (NFA) Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration. The courses and accompanying research examine how to exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within communities.

This is a certificate that only the best can attain, and in the Orlando Fire Department only Alan McAllister, Robert Sorenson (Ret), Greg Hoggatt (Ret),  JR Saez (Current Assistant Chief) were able to attain while working at the Orlando Fire Department.

At Chief Sumter's graduation at the National Fire Academy she chose to be different and stand out from others and represent the Orlando Fire Department as a leader.  She made a request of the current Fire Chief to redesign the current Class A uniform for females  and was allowed to take on a project that was well overdue for the department.

Chief Sumter directly approached the current uniform vendor and worked with their representative to design a completely new Class A Uniform tailored to women in the Fire Service.  Currently there is no design or fit tailored to women in the Fire Service.

Chief Sumter was focused and determined to create a Class A Uniform that would encompass her drive to showcase the Orlando Fire Department.  Both the Vendor's designer and Chief Sumter agreed on a design that would present women in a professional manner in a male dominant field.

Her leadership and determination took that design to a level in which the Vendor entered the final product at the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers conference in May 2017.  The NAUMD was founded in 1933. This association is a community for the uniform and image apparel industry. It is composed of manufacturers, distributors and associated companies that have a common bond in the future our industry.

Chief Sumter's design was awarded 1st place for "Public Safety Best Dressed Uniform Award"  First Responder Agency - Large and was recognized at their annual conference in Nashville.

This is just another example of a leader of the Orlando Fire Department taking an idea and turning that into nationally recognized award winning final product.

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Monthly Regular Union Meeting June

IAFFLogo.jpg June 19th  7 pm at the Orlando Professional Firefighters Union Hall

4005 N. Orange Blossom Trail

Orlando, FL 32805


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New IAFF DISPATCH

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Station Goods Available for Sale

We have been working with a number of Stations that have produces their logos and have produced wears for members to purchase and have created a page where all these items have been placed for sale.  Examples of some of the items.

 


These items and more are available for purchase.  Link to T-Shirt Store

 


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Locating Your Representatives in Tallahassee

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Find your House of Representative that represents your District by clicking on the House of Representatives Seal to the left. 

Locate the "tab" on the left upper side of the page "Find Your Legislator" and provide the address info requested and it will identify your legislator.  This will take you to their home pages that will provide you information and e-mail links on how to contact your representative.

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Find your State Senator that represents your District by clicking the State Senate Seal to the left.

After you reach these pages all you will have to do is provide your zip code and it will take you to your representative's home page.  This page will list the names and contacts for their administrative staff & assistants as well as their e-mails.

Also remember some of these representative have "facebook" pages for all those who participate in "facebook" search them out and follow them there you can probably leave the same type of letters on that page as well for the rest of his constituents to see.

Make it a point to communicate with your representatives and provide them how you feel about some of the legislation they have introduced or support.  Remember he should be representing you and others in his district, not his personal agenda.


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