This post is sponsored by:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Flagler County Fire & Rescue Chief joins the Florida team on BP Oil Spill in the Gulf

Flagler County’s Fire and Rescue Operations Chief, Mike Bazanos has been sent as part of a state team to work on the British Petroleum Oil Spill.

Bazanos is now a member of the Florida Incident Management Team with the State Division of Emergency Management. He competed with fire officers around the state for the position.

Chief Bazanos is the Operations Section Chief for the Team for this event. He lends his expertise in managing large scale extended incidents. He will serve on the team from July 20 to August 3.
His deployment on this mission and the fact that he was selected to serve on the state team speaks volumes about the quality of personnel that serve with Flagler County Fire Rescue. 

County Administrator Craig Coffey.

While he is serving the state on the team the State is reimbursing the county for his salary and traveling expenses.

Mike Bazanos joined the Flagler County Fire Rescue Department in October of 2003. Chief Bazanos comes to Flagler County with over twenty years of experience in the Fire Rescue Service. Prior to his employment with Flagler County he served 18 years with the Ormond Beach Fire Department, retiring with the rank of Captain. In addition to his full time duties with Ormond Beach, he spent several years working with the Daytona International Speedway in the Fire Rescue Division and eight years as an instructor for Daytona Beach Community College in the Fire Science Program.

Chief Bazanos is responsible for assisting with all aspects of Fire Rescue. As second in command, his responsibilities include planning and organization of the department's daily operations and long term goals. His main focus is coordinating efforts between outside agencies, procuring necessary equipment and overseeing Fire Ground and Emergency Medical operations. Chief Bazanos serves as the Acting Chief in the absence of the Fire Chief.

Chief Bazanos holds a Bachelors Degree in Management and an Associates Degree in both Fire Science and Emergency Medicine. He holds state certificates for Fire Instructor III, Fire Officer I, Pump Operations, and is a state licensed Paramedic.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Sponsored by: