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Plantation Fire Department Names New Battalion Chief

By JOEL GORDON, Correspondent | November 05, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 110520109

Plantation, FL - Leslie Ethridge was promoted to the position of Battalion Chief within the EMS Division, Fire Chief, Don Todd announced on November 3rd.

Ethridge, who was serving as a Lieutenant in the EMS Division, joined the Plantation Fire Department in 1999. She worked through the ranks, beginning as a paramedic. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2003 and Captain in 2016.

Lt. Ethridge fills the supervisory position on “A” shift vacated by Ezra Lubow, who was promoted to Division Chief of EMS in October of 2020.

“She brings a tremendous amount of experience to the position,” said Chief Todd. “Leslie is part of our future and will help lead this Department into its next chapter.”

Ethridge will supervise five EMS crews on “A” shift and is responsible for all operations, including staffing and shift training.

Leslie lives in Coral Springs with her wife, Miranda, and their son, Aiden.

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