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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Pinellas Park Lieutenant Promotion

Lieutenant Chris Huffman

C.J. was hired in 2012 as a Firefighter/EMT and is a certified Truck Operator, Engine Operator and Squad Operator and served on the Honor Guard.  He is on the Technical Rescue Team and is part of the department’s five-person Tactical Medical Team that responds with the police department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to provide urgent medical care to officers and victims. In 2019, the Tactical Medical Team was named the Fire Professionals Special Operations Team of the Year by Pinellas County for providing outstanding professional fire services to the community. 

C.J. grew up around firefighting – his late father, Pete Huffman was a Pinellas Park Firefighter/EMT for 16 years before retiring from the department 1997. As a teen, C.J. was a member and eventual captain of the Pinellas Park Fire Explorers Post #945. He helped lead the post to win three 1st place trophies and earn 2nd place overall in its first Fire Explorers Competition in 2007.

Lt. Huffman oversees the on B-Shift crew at Station 16.  Congratulations on your promotion Lt. CJ Huffman!

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