Eustis Fire Department Badge Pinning and Awards

Published on January 19, 2024

Newly appointed firefighters and city commission during badge ceremony

More than half of the City of Eustis Fire Department showed their support as new Firefighters/EMTs, promotions and recognitions were held at the Eustis City Commission meeting Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. Garrett Griswold, Orlando Lorenzo, and Nicholas Zeitler were pinned as new Firefighters/EMTs by family members following the swearing in ceremony by Eustis Fire Chief Mike Swanson. Senior Inspector Niki Everson and Lt./Paramedic Michael Peckham received promotions, as did Deputy Chief of Operations Shawn Kelleher. Lt. Chad Williamson, Eng/Medic Tanner Long, and Firefighter Garrett Griswold were all recognized for helping a Eustis citizen give birth to her first child at her home. Mayor Michael Holland, Vice-Mayor Emily Lee, City Manager Tom Carrino, City Attorney Sasha Garcia, along with City Commissioners Nan Cobb, Gary Ashcraft and Willie Hawkins, all congratulated the hardworking members of the department.

Newly appointed Fire Lieutenant with commission during badge ceremony

Newly appointed fire inspector and commission during badge ceremony

Firefighter and commission during badge ceremony

Baby Delivery award recipients and commission