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Ormond Beach Fire Chief Bob Mandarino and Capt. Ed Flud accept awards, presented by Mayor Bill Partington, for their efforts during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

20 years later: City comes together to honor 'Ormond's superheroes' of 1998 wildfires

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Ormond Beach Fire Chief Bob Mandarino and Capt. Ed Flud accept awards, presented by Mayor Bill Partington, for their efforts during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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An American flag flies high, held up by two fire engines, outside Ormond Beach City Hall. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

An American flag flies high, held up by two fire engines, outside Ormond Beach City Hall. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Photos from the wildfires of 1998 show the flames. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Photos from the wildfires of 1998 show the flames. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Ormond Beach Police employees accept awards, presented by Mayor Bill Partington, for their efforts during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Ormond Beach Police employees accept awards, presented by Mayor Bill Partington, for their efforts during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Former Fire Chief Barry Baker accepts an award from Mayor Bill Partington for his efforts and leadership during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Former Fire Chief Barry Baker accepts an award from Mayor Bill Partington for his efforts and leadership during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Ormond Beach city staff pose with certificates honoring their service during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Ormond Beach city staff pose with certificates honoring their service during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Former Ormond Beach Mayor David Hood shares a moment with Mayor Bill Partington before receiving an award for his efforts and leadership during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Former Ormond Beach Mayor David Hood shares a moment with Mayor Bill Partington before receiving an award for his efforts and leadership during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Public Works staff Denise Roeper, Joe Scott and Kevin Gray accept awards, presented by Mayor Bill Partington, for their efforts during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Public Works staff Denise Roeper, Joe Scott and Kevin Gray accept awards, presented by Mayor Bill Partington, for their efforts during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington recognizes special guests in the crowd at city hall. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington recognizes special guests in the crowd at city hall. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Houligan's founder Tim Curtis accepts an award from Mayor Bill Partington for the work and shelter Houligan's provided during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Houligan's founder Tim Curtis accepts an award from Mayor Bill Partington for the work and shelter Houligan's provided during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Tasso Kiriakes of Bodez By Tasso accepts an award from Mayor Bill Partington for the help and shelter his gym supplied during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Tasso Kiriakes of Bodez By Tasso accepts an award from Mayor Bill Partington for the help and shelter his gym supplied during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Fire Chief Bob Mandarino shares his experiences working during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Fire Chief Bob Mandarino shares his experiences working during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Riverbend Community Church pastor Rick Cobb receives an award from Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington for the help and shelter Riverbend church provided during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018 |

Riverbend Community Church pastor Rick Cobb receives an award from Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington for the help and shelter Riverbend church provided during the wildfires of 1998. Photo by Paige Wilson

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