Two Citrus County Fire Rescue personnel received Firefighter of the Year recognition from the Beverly Hills VFW.
Joe Carney was recognized for his twenty-four years of combat volunteer service with Citrus County Fire Rescue and as a formal member of the US Army. Joe currently volunteers out of the Homosassa Station and was nominated by Lt. Dustin Green.
Matthew Campbell was nominated for showing compassion at the scene, during a structure fire, to a distraught homeowner. Matthew found her beloved dog that unfortunately perished and was able to bury the dog, helping the homeowner during her time of need. Matthew has been with Citrus County Fire Rescue for just over a year.