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Ian Schneider recognized with the ‘Chief Chef’ badge awarded by Fire Chief McNeil.

The Sanford Fire Department's annual banquet is a special occasion dedicated to expressing our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated and hardworking members of our department. This year's awards ceremony was a testament to their unwavering commitment to both the SFD and the community we serve.



We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year's awards, who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions:

  • Firefighter of the Year: Joseph Coluccio

  • Paramedic of the Year: Michael Brandy

  • Officer of the Year: Gregory Boone


In addition to celebrating our outstanding team members, we also had the pleasure of honoring a remarkable individual from our community. Ian Schneider, the proprietor of Chianti's Pizza & Pasta, received the prestigious 'Chief Chef' badge from Fire Chief McNeil.


Ian, we extend our most profound appreciation for your incredible support of the Sanford FD. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed, and we are immensely grateful for your contributions to our department and community.


Thank you, Ian, for your unwavering support! The Sanford Fire Department would like to express appreciation to those in attendance and a Special Thanks to our supporters who helped make this event happen:

- Chianti's Pizza & Pasta - Wayne Densch, Inc. - Bojangles - Rotary Club of Sanford - Woman's Club of Sanford - Sanford Chamber of Commerce

Also, a special thanks go to our brothers and sisters at Lake Mary Fire Department & Seminole County Fire Department for covering the city so our on-duty personnel could attend!


Sanford Fire Department August 20, 2023



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