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Seasoned Vet Gets Promoted in Plantation

By JOEL GORDON, Correspondent | June 04, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 060421106

PLANTATION, FL - In May, the Plantation Fire Department promoted John Legrand, a veteran paramedic, to a Lieutenant’s position within the Rescue (EMS) Division, Fire Chief Donald Todd announced.

Legrand joined the Plantation Fire Department in 2017, bringing a number of years of experience as a paramedic with Mary Immaculate Hospital in New York City, a flight paramedic with the University of Virginia, and a paramedic instructor for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.

John was promoted to Crew Chief with Plantation in 2019.

He graduated from University of Rochester with a degree in Economics and later received his paramedic certification through Stonybrook University in New York. He has an 11-year-old daughter.

Lt. Legrand will supervise a rescue crew on A shift.

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