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Local fire department to be honored for military support

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will be honored with a Patriot Award on Tuesday in recognition of their support of its employees who serve in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve.

The award will be presented to Interim Fire Chief Mark English in a ceremony at the Central Fire Station classroom at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Central Fire Station is at 1010 1st Street NW.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department was nominated by Todd Drake, an 11-year veteran of the department, who has had to be absent from work for drills, flood duty and a 15-month long deployment to Iraq.

The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve will present the award.

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