The Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Assembly 2810 and Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church recognized Palm Coast Fire Chief Kyle Berryhill with the Tony Gasparino “Lest We Forget Award.” Attending the ceremony with Berryhill was his wife Danielle and children, along with Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin.
The Knights of Columbus Assembly 2810 has hosted the Tony Gasparino Veterans Day Celebration and Lest We Forget awards since 2019. Anthony Gasparino was a Vietnam Veteran and past Grand Knight, and Faithful Navigator of the councils. The Knights of Columbus recognizes Active-Duty Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, and Fire Rescue, as well as other first responders, for their commitment and service to the Nation and their communities. They selected Berryhill for the award in honor of his outstanding services to our country with the Palm Coast Fire Department and his significant contributions to the Palm Coast Little League.
Mayor Alfin said, “It was an honor to stand beside Chief Berryhill as he received this well-earned award. Chief Berryhill’s dedication to our community and his exceptional service with the Palm Coast Fire Department exemplify the values of selflessness and commitment that this award represents. We are proud to have him as a leader in our city, and I congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”
Fire Chief Berryhill added, “It is a great honor to accept this award. This recognition is not about me, but a tribute to the brave and dedicated men and women of the Palm Coast Fire Department. They are the true heroes, and it’s their courage, sacrifice, and exceptional work each day that make our city safer.”
Fire Chief Berryhill began his tenure with the Palm Coast Fire Department in August 2005, hailing from the Orlando region. In 2004, he pursued his Firefighter and EMT Certifications at the Central Florida Fire Academy, followed by securing his Paramedic Certifications from Daytona State College in 2006. Over the years, Chief Berryhill climbed the ranks, achieving the positions of Lieutenant in 2011, Captain in 2017, Battalion Chief in 2019, and ultimately Fire Chief in 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Flagler College and a Master of Public Administration from Barry University. Outside of work, Chief Berryhill and his family passionately devote time to supporting the Palm Coast Little League.
Chief Berryhill has worn multiple hats within the fire department throughout his tenure. He effectively managed initiatives related to Public Education, Car Seat Installation, and Grant Writing. Additionally, he served as the Past President of the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Local 4807. Before officially assuming the role of Fire Chief, he took on the interim position while Chief Jerry Forte temporarily served as Assistant City Manager.
For more information, contact the Palm Coast Fire Department at 386-986-2844. More photos are available on the Palm Coast Fire Department’s Facebook Page. You can also follow @PalmCoastFire on Twitter for more updates.
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