Lt. David Dangerfield from Indian River County Fire Rescue Honored
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TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast Fire Chiefs' Association honored Lt. David Dangerfield as Emergency Service Provider of the Year at their annual awards banquet held Jan. 18 at Gator Trace Country Club in Fort Pierce.
"The TCFCA wishes to congratulate Lt. Dangerfield for his extensive involvement throughout his career with his department and the community," said retired Fire Chief Lori Sunderman, president of the TCFCA. "We are honored to present the 2012 'Emergency Service Provider of the Year' award and proud to recognize his work for the Treasure Coast."
Lt. Dangerfield is a 24-year veteran of the Indian River County Fire Rescue. He is currently assigned to Fire Station No. 2 where he is the Field Training Officer for the Dive Rescue Team of A-Shift.
In addition to responding to traditional calls for the area, Station 2 houses marine rescue units which respond to calls from backyard pools, canals, marshes, intracoastal waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. Lt. Dangerfield also serves on Special Operations - High Angle Team.
He is a fire instructor at Indian River State College's Fire Academy.
Lt. Dangerfield is founder and current chairman for the annual Firefighters' Chili and Salsa Cook-off. The event has raised more than $90,000 for local children's charities in Indian River County since 2003. Lt. Dangerfield is also active in the Big Heart Brigade of Indian River County, which provides Thanksgiving Day meals for those in need. He and his wife, Leslie, have two sons, Christopher and Bryce.
Dangerfield was one of four candidates nominated for this award. Other nominees included: Glen Blackford, Public Safety Officer, Jupiter Island Public Safety Department; Scott Legg, Battalion Chief, Martin County Fire Rescue; and Thomas Mikovsky, Lieutenant, St. Lucie County Fire District.
Member agencies for the TCFCA include: Florida Forest Service, Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, Indian River County Fire Rescue, Indian River Shores Department of Public Safety, Indian River State College, Jupiter Island Department of Public Safety, Martin County Fire Rescue, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, Okeechobee Fire Department, St. Lucie County Fire District, Stuart Fire Rescue and Treasure Coast EMS Advisory Council.