The Florida Fire Chiefs Association named Coral Springs Fire Department PIO Mike Moser as the 2008 Public Information Officer of the Year. The FFCA also recognized Fire Inspector Lici Merritt as Life Safety Educator of the Year. The FFCA chose Moser and Merritt after carefully considering nominations from throughout the state of Florida.
Mike Moser has been the spokesperson for the Coral Springs Fire Department for the past five years. During this time, Moser has been in the spotlight numerous times for incidents in the City, such as fires and car crashes. Some stories have made national headlines including the rescue of a man from a trench in Parkland, and the crash of the Goodyear Blimp.
Fire Inspector Lici Merritt is responsible for public education and safety presentations, serving as liaison for the Juvenile Firestarter Program. She also coordinates the City’s annual Fire Prevention Extravaganza each September, which helps raise over $7,000 to support fire prevention efforts, as well as Community Emergency Response Teams, Fire Auxiliary, and Fire Explorer programs.
“The Coral Springs Fire Department is very proud that both PIO Moser and Inspector Merritt were selected as the best in the state of Florida,” Fire Chief Mark Curran said. “They are wonderful examples of the City’s Baldrige and Sterling Model.”
Moser and Merritt will be recognized at Fire Rescue East in Daytona Beach on Thursday, January 29. For more information, please visit www.ffca.org.