Fire Chief Recieves Fire Chief Of The Year Award

Posted on: 7/25/2003

Local Fire Chief Honored With
“Fire Chief of the Year” Award

Terry L. Schenk has been the Seminole County Fire Chief since June 27, 1993. Through his ten years of service, Chief Schenk has seen the department through some major changes.

Under his leadership, Seminole County Fire Department took on the ambulance transport in 1997, winning the right to provide emergency ambulance transport as part of the services provided by the Fire Department. Over the years the department has forged agreements with other fire departments in the area to provide mutual assistance or "mutual aid" when help is needed. These agreements help provide the citizens of Central Florida with the quick emergency services regardless of jurisdictional boundaries.

The Seminole County Fire Department recently agreed to operate fire and emergency medical services for the City of Altamonte Springs. This was an ultimate merger of the Altamonte Springs City Fire Department with the Seminole County Fire Department, making Seminole County Fire Department the second largest fire department in Central Florida.

In addition to his local duties, Chief Schenk leads the Florida Fire Chief’s Association – Emergency Deployment Team and the Task Force for the Central Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Chief Schenk was honored with the Fire Chief of the Year Award for the State of Florida at the annual Florida Fire Chief’s Association Conference in Daytona Beach, FL this week. He returned back to Seminole County Fire Administration Offices with his award, today.


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