City of Dunedin Fire Station 60 Rededication
Firefighter/paramedic Rick Seissian
On November 10th the City of Dunedin rededicated Fire Station 60 located at 1042 Virginia St, Dunedin, in honor of a recently fallen Dunedin Fire Fighter.
A grand ceremony, which was attended by current and retired Fire Department members along with City Manager Rob DiSpirito, Mayor Robert Hackworth, the entire Dunedin City Commission, community leaders, Seissian family members, and co-workers from the City of Dunedin, was held at Fire Station 60 at 10 a.m. with refreshments being served. The station was renamed the Rick Seissian Fire Station 60 in honor of recently passed Fire Fighter Rick Seissian, a thirty-three-year veteran Dunedin Fire Fighter/Paramedic who succumbed in 2007 after a valiant battle against a very aggressive cancer. Rick was known as a very dedicated Fire Fighter/Paramedic, mentor, friend, and brother to his comrades.
Seissian was remembered in an address by Fire Chief C. "Bud" Meyer followed by comments from Dunedin Mayor Robert Hackworth, City Manager Rob Dispirito, and Dunedin Fire Fighters Local 2327 President Eric Thiemann.
A bronze plaque to be erected at the station entrance was unveiled by Seissian's daughters Tia Seissian and Kim Garcia. A "Memory Wall" to be erected in the fire station was unveiled by Ellen Seissian and her daughter Patti. The entire Dunedin City Commission unveiled the new "Rick Seissian" marquee sign at the front of the fire station. The event was very upbeat and positive. Three generations of Dunedin Fire Fighters were noted to be present in attendance.
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