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City Manager Bill McDaniel announced yesterday that
he has promoted David Burnett to the position of Fire Chief over the Plant City
Fire Rescue Department.
Chief Burnett was one of two finalists for the
position and emerged as the top candidate after a multi-level selection process
conducted by City staff.
Chief Burnett has a long and successful history in
the fire service. Burnett has been employed
with the City of Plant City for 11 years.
He has twice served as the City’s interim Fire Chief, as well as Deputy
Fire Chief, during his tenure. Before
joining Plant City Fire Rescue in 2007, Burnett already had two decades
experience, including three and a half years as fire chief in Chiefland and
about six years as chief of the Midway Fire District, near Pensacola.
Chief Burnett was promoted to Fire Chief at 4 p.m.
yesterday during a ceremony held at Plant City’s Fire Station One. Surrounded by men and women of the Fire
Rescue Department, City Manager Bill McDaniel presented Burnett with the
insignia of his new positon.
Chief Burnett made a short speech after his
promotion wherein he dedicated himself to the overall improvement of the Fire
Please join the City of Plant City in congratulating
Chief Burnett on his promotion.