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Posted on: July 26, 2018


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 Rescue Department.  

Please join the City of Plant City in congratulating Chief Burnett on his promotion.

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