City Manager Patti McLauchlin, Fire Chief Alan Averette, and the entire City Commission honored Captain Robert Franco for his 20 years of service to the Key West Fire Department.
He came to the department in 2002 as a certified firefighter and EMT. Captain Franco obtained several additional certifications during his tenure, including a paramedic, fire inspector, hazmat technician, and fire instructor. He has served as a member of the Hazmat Team, the Search and Rescue Team, and the Dive Team.
"Captain Franco has demonstrated unwavering dedication and a strong work ethic since the day he was hired," said Fire Chief Averette. "He is a well-respected member of the Key West Fire Department.
Congratulations on your 20 years of service." McLauchlin presented Captain Franco with a gold watch and a City challenge coin commemorating his 20 years with the City.