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PCFR Promotes Fredericks to Assistant Chief

By POLK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE, Correspondent | February 10, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 021020111

Bartow, Fla. (January 24, 2020) — Early Friday morning, Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) Fire Chief Robert Weech announced the promotion of Deputy Chief Colin Fredericks to the rank of Assistant Chief.

“After a competitive process it was clear that Chief Fredericks was best suited to assume this leadership role in the division,” said PCFR Fire Chief Robert Weech. “I look forward to working with him as he makes his personal contribution to our professional fire rescue service and the Polk County community.”

Having nearly held every rank in the division including the ranks of firefighter, paramedic, driver engineer, captain, battalion chief and deputy chief, Chief Fredericks has been a dedicated member of PCFR for 23 years. He will be in charge of the division’s operations.

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