Leesburg’s first African American Fire Chief

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‘This is Florida”

Leesburg has new fire chief


Almost 20 years after he joined the Leesburg Fire Department and said his career goal one day would be running his own department, David Johnson has been given the chief’s hat.

Johnson, who became deputy fire chief in 2012 and interim fire chief last December, aims to be an example for his team of fellow firefighters.

“They know me very well – I believe that my actions speak louder than words,” he said.

Johnson replaces former Chief Kevin Bowman, who retired last December.

“I think it’s great for the city of Leesburg that we can tap employees who elevate in our organization – especially somebody who put in 20 years and is the first African-American fire chief for the city,” Leesburg Mayor John Christian said. “I think it speaks volumes for all the work David has done.”

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Posted on 03/08/2014, in Black History Month, Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Thank you for your re-blog my friend.


  2. Very nice!


  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Hi Xena! I had a crick in my neck so I rested two days. While I did that I created a new blog to only support the online support groups. Members who attend brick-and-mortar groups are given what we call the IPAP but the first and only groups did not meet criteria – but now they do. I will gradually add parenting resources as I can. My boss sent me an e-mail asking for an article about my volunteer experience to show potential volunteers. That will my next post for Soup To Nuts, I think. Anyway, I wanted to show you the new blog. (I will tweak it here and there.)



    • Jackie,
      Thanks for the announcement. You do great work and are so dedicated.

      For those who do not know, Jackie’s expertise is in parenting.


      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

        Hi Xena,
        I don’t know if I’d say expertise… 🙂 Thanks for the comparison. Children are all so different that even the “experts” do not have all the answers.


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