The Groveland Fire Chief position oversees all administrative and operational aspects in the delivery of emergency and non-emergency services of the Fire Department, including fire rescue, emergency management, and public safety for the City. Exercises considerable independence and initiative in performance of functions and meeting goals.
The City of Clermont Fire Department recently held a Badge Pinning & Promotional Ceremony on April 24, 2019 to recognize personnel over a 12-month period who were hired in the position of Fire Captain and Plans Examiner, appointed Fire & Life Safety Educator and promoted after a competitive process in the rank of Assistant Chief, Fire Marshal, Lieutenant and Engineer.
The Florida Fire Sprinkler Association (FFSA) named Jennifer Pierce the 2019 Champion of the Industry – a fitting name for an employee of the Choice of Champions. This is the association’s
“Fire Marshal Pierce promotes fire safety in her community through fire department open houses and explaining how fire sprinkler work during Side by Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations,” said Lorrell Bush, executive director of the FFSA.
The Clermont Fire Department just became Lake County’s first department to earn the Commission on Fire Accreditation International’s accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. The coveted achievement is the gold standard among fire departments nationwide. Of the nearly 500 fire departments and stations in Florida, only 22 have earned accreditation.
“We have been working on achieving accreditation for three years,” said Chief Carle Bishop. “It is an honor and recognition of the daily commitment our men and women bring to their mission of saving lives and property.”