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Meet Pinellas Park's New Fire Prevention Specialists

By SUZANNE BOISVERT, Senior Correspondent | December 14, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 121421104

Pinellas Park, FL - Pinellas Park Fire Department is pleased to welcome our new Fire Prevention Specialists – Molly Gould, Katelyn May and Sara Pierce.
Molly was hired in June as a Fire Prevention Specialist after three years with the City of Pinellas Park’s Community Development Department. She earned a BA in Criminology & Psychology from FSU, a Masters in Criminal Justice from FIU and is a certified State of Florida Fire Safety Inspector 1. In 2019, Molly was a nominee for the City’s Professional Services Employee of the Year. Katelyn is a graduate of Dixie M. Hollins High School and was the Command Sergeant Major for the JROTC program. She was a member of the Pinellas Park Fire Explorer Post for six years and worked her way up to Captain. Katelyn was hired in August as a Fire Prevention Specialist and is currently pursuing a degree from Saint Petersburg College. Sara joined the Fire Prevention Division in November after three years in the City of Pinellas Park’s Human Resources Department as a Risk Management Specialist. She holds a BA in Business Management from USF and is a member of the City’s Employee Benefit Committee. Fire Prevention Specialists are responsible for conducting inspections of existing businesses and new construction to verify compliance with fire safety regulations, presenting public education programs and community outreach, and responding to fire incidents on a rotating basis as the inspector on call.

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