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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Special Recognition for PPFD Tactical Medical Team

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Pinellas Park Fire Department’s Tactical Medical Team was named the 2019 Fire Professionals Special Operations Team of the Year by Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. The annual award recognizes those who go above and beyond ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

PPFD Honors Graduates of Firefighter Apprenticeship Program

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Pinellas Park Fire Department congratulates firefighter/paramedics Matthew Beighey, Tyler Coats, Rey Felton, and Jared Nestor for their completion of the department’s Firefighter Apprenticeship Training Program.  The 3- year program is ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

New Hires Welcomed to Pinellas Park Fire Department

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Three new employees were officially sworn in during Pinellas Park Fire Department’s Promotion and Pinning Ceremony on November 7th. Firefighter/EMT Simeon Johnson, Firefighter/EMT Robert Nichols, and Firefighter/EMT Garrett Ross-Johnson, joined ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Pinellas Park Promotes Two

Lieutenant and Chief in dress uniform holding fire helmets

Lt. Thomas J. “TJ” Layfield was promoted to division chief of training and Firefighter/EMT William Weaver was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

Chief Layfield joined Pinellas Park in 2008 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2015. He is a graduate of Semino...

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