(OCALA, Fla.) November 21, 2012 – Assistant Fire Chief Brian Stoothoff was recognized during a city council meeting on November 20th, for his 30 years of service with Ocala Fire Rescue. He has seen many changes over the years, and was hired three decades ago when there were few paramedics in the State of Florida. Chief Stoothoff is a firefighter paramedic, who previously served as a fire equipment operator, captain, battalion chief, public education specialist and public information officer for the department.
Chief Stoothoff states he looks forward to continue serving the citizens of Ocala and the city of Ocala.
In the inserted photo, Assistant City Manager Catherine Cameron presents a watch and 30 year pin to Stoothoff as Fire Chief Bradd Clark looks on.