On January 17, 2017 at 1100 hours, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District held a retirement ceremony for Firefighter/EMT Bert Carpenter. Firefighter/EMT Bert Carpenter completed 19 years with Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District. FF/EMT Carpenter was assigned to C-Shift Station #3.
Engine 331 arrived at the Administration Building with FF/EMT Carpenter and he was accompanied by his Officer and Firefighters that he worked with at Station 3. When he arrived, Firefighters, Officers, Administrative Staff and the Honor Guard were waiting for him in front of the main entrance of the Administration Building.
Everyone stood at attention while the Honor Guard lowered the American Flag and folded it and then it was presented to FF/EMT Carpenter. He was also presented with a retirement plaque and his helmet. Firefighter/EMT Bert Carpenter and his family will be moving to Apalachicola, Florida.

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