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Dozens Support Firefighters at Leon County Fire Truck Round Up

Fire Truck Round Up
Posted at 9:24 PM, Oct 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-04 21:24:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The Leon County community joined together to honor first responders Saturday.

It was part of the Leon County Fire Truck Round Up. The Jack Harron Firefighter of the Year award was presented with a trophy from Earl Bacon Insurance Agency. The award was renamed after the former Miccosukee Fire Chief Jack Harron lost his battle with cancer. Harron served 17 years with the department.

The event highlighted the service and dedication of those serving the community. It included music, free food and plenty of fun and games.

"This event is always a lot of fun," said volunteer firefighter Trey Godwin. "We get to have the kids crawl all over the truck and see what our gear looks like and what not, so it teaches them not to be afraid as children as to what we look like when we're fully dressed."

For more information on how to become a volunteer firefighter, you can contact the Leon County Volunteer Services at (850) 606-1970.