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Polk County Fire Rescue Promotes Shireman to Deputy Chief

By POLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE, Correspondent | December 08, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 120920107

Bartow, FL - (December 8, 2020) - Polk County Fire Rescue Chief Robert Weech promoted Battalion Chief Kevin Shireman to the rank of Deputy Chief, where he will fill the role of Fire Marshal.

“I am extremely confident that Chief Shireman will represent the division with the highest levels of commitment and integrity,” said Fire Chief Weech. “I am looking forward to working with him and to the contributions he will make to this great agency.”

Starting his career with the Dade City Fire Department in 1983 as a volunteer, Chief Shireman has more than 37 years in the fire service. Joining Polk County Fire Rescue in 2008, he has held the ranks of Fire Company Lieutenant, Training Captain and Battalion Chief. This is in addition to his 12 years spent in law enforcement and nine years with the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Receiving a degree in Fire Science from Polk State, he has assisted many other individuals on their paths to public service as both an adjunct fire service instructor at South Florida Community College and an adjunct fire service and law enforcement instructor with Pasco Hernando Community College.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.