Groveland Fire seeks new Chief

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.

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Clermont Fire Marshall Wins State Award

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
highest award.

“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.

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Clermont Fire Earns Accreditation

Clermont Fire Chief Carle Bishop, and his department, were honored with the Central Florida Fire Chiefs Association’s Distinguished Service Award. The award, presented by CFFCA President and Winter Park Fire Chief James White, was presented to recognize the Clermont firefighters for their recent international accreditation.

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.”

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