Fire Chief


The city of Lakeland is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Chief. This employee is responsible for a broad range of administrative and support services under the general supervision of the City Manager. The Fire Chief is primarily responsible for directing and coordinating all department activities including fire suppression, rescue services, emergency medical treatment, hazardous materials response, fire investigation program, community risk reduction programs, training programs, and equipment maintenance and repair. The Fire Chief is also responsible for directing and administering the annual departmental operating and capital budgets, evaluating needs and formulating recommendations for fire department resources including personnel, apparatus, equipment and facilities. Fire Chief will prepare reports on departmental activities and present to the city manager and Board of Commissioners and will develop and maintain a comprehensive emergency management plan for the City and will serve as the City liaison with surrounding municipalities to coordinate mutual emergency management plans.

This is a newly created department within the City of Lakeland that is currently approved to start operations on July 1, 2019.

The minimum requirements for this opportunity include: Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Business Administration, or a related field with seven years of fire service experience, with three years in fire service management. Qualified applicants must have successfully completed Fire Officer II training from the Tennessee State Fire Academy, or equivalent training and must possess and maintain at least an EMT license from the State of Tennessee.

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