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Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department honored with Family of the Year Award

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FORTUNA- Super heroes were honored Wednesday at the Kiwanis Business Luncheon in Fortuna, with the family of the year award going to a clan unlike any other.

The Fortuna fire department and women’s fireman’s auxiliary received the Family of the Year Award. The honor is given annually to one Fortuna family that is actively involved in serving the community. Going along with this year’s luncheon theme of super heroes, the fire family was honored for their bravery, support and sacrifice shown every day while on the job.

“Like any presentation after you start hearing what they're talking about, you start to realize it's probably us. So it was definitely a shock, it really was and you know i think it was just we were thrilled with the recognition. It's nice to have that recognition for our guys with everything they do in the community and you know, it's just priceless, it really is,” said Fire Chief Lon Winburn.