Optimist Club of the Beaches honors firefighters
Panama City Beach firefighter Daryl Paul was honored as the Optimist Club of the Beaches' Firefighter of the Year for the PCB Fire Rescue Department.
In a nomination from one of his peers, Lt. Craig Robarts wrote:
"Daryl is a dedicated, active, innovative employee who also portrays leadership qualities, often putting the Department's needs over his own. Daryl is at the forefront when the Department needs assistance with staffing. In most cases, he takes the role of the team leader and has seen several projects completed through his dedication to the task. He has a keen ear and learns quickly."
Paul was described as someone who leads by example and works to resolve tasks in the most efficient way possible with a positive attitude. He is one of the firefighters who is being trained in open-water rescue for the Beach Safety Division, which becomes a part of the Fire Department on October 1. He joined the Department in November 2017.
The Optimist Club also honored Bay County firefighters Morgan Cronk and Nate Pennington as Firefighters of the Year. Also honored was Matt Streichert, State Fire Marshal.
More photos are available on Panama City Beach Fire Rescue Facebook page. Public Information Officer Debbie Ward can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 233-5100, Ext. 2261.