Chief's Message

As Fire Chief of the City of Panama City Fire Department I have a special opportunity to serve in a wonderful community with the finest men and women in the Fire Service.  Over the years, the responsibilities of the Fire Department have grown from just "fighting fires".  In today's Fire Service we deliver a wider range of services than was ever imagined when many of us first entered the Fire Service.  Our goal at the Panama City Fire Department is to ensure that when a citizen dials 911 they know that they will receive a quick response from the well trained and dedicated Firefighters of Panama City.

Since becoming the Fire Chief of the Panama City Fire Department in March of 2014, I have witnessed the delivery of the best service in Northwest Florida.  The Panama City Firefighters continue to stand up and take on whatever challenge that is presented to them.  Not only do they respond to the day to day 911 calls for fire service emergencies, they also provide an excellent Emergency Medical First Response program.  The professionals of the Panama City Fire Department have formed several Special Operations Teams whose services are made available to all of our neighboring communities.  These teams include: the Urban Search and Rescue Team, the Florida Light Technical Rescue Team 101, and developed the Joint Agency In-Water Strike Team.

The men and women serving the City of Panama City Fire Department do so with courage, dedication, and professionalism. Your Fire Department is prepared to meet any challenge the future may bring. I am proud to be the Fire Chief of the City of Panama City Fire Department.