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New Deputy Fire Chief named

Post Date:04/05/2019 2:59 PM


After an extensive search and vetting process, North Port Fire Rescue is pleased to announce that Chief Scott Lane has been named the next Deputy Fire Chief for NPFR.

Chief Lane has nearly 40 years in the firefighting industry. Chief Lane is the current Fire Chief for the Englewood Fire District. He is an accredited Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Certified District Manager (CDM), Emergency Services Leadership Institute (ESLI) graduate, National Fire Protection Association Certified Fire Protection Specialist, with over thirty years in the fire service in our local area. He comes highly recommended from area Fire Chiefs, Fire Officers, and Firefighters and even the IAFF local 2546 President, as well as the State Fire Marshal. "Many of our members have worked under Chief Lane over the years and attribute their fire service successes to the strong foundation developed under his leadership at the Nokomis Fire Department, and as a neighboring Chief Officer in Englewood. He is a perfect fit for a young growing department," says NPFR Chief Scott Titus.

Chief Lane says he is looking forward to helping the department grow. "It’s a great opportunity to be a part of something special. North Port has a rapidly growing department of high-quality individuals which are eager to serve. The Commitment to excellence is well known."

A new Deputy Fire Chief is needed because current NPFR Deputy Chief Joseph "Jody" McCord is retiring after 25-years with the department. "It is no surprise that we all felt the gravity of replacing such an accomplished Fire Officer as Deputy Chief McCord. I am forever grateful that Deputy Chief McCord stepped up and filled a needed void at a critical time for us and I am even more grateful for his assistance in finding and naming his successor," says Chief Titus.

Please join us in congratulating Scott Lane as the next Deputy Fire Chief for the City of North Port Fire Rescue. His tentative first day is scheduled for April 29th.

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