Escambia County Names New Fire Chief

November 6, 2012

Patrick T. Grace has been appointed as the new Escambia County Fire Chief by Acting County Administrator Larry M. Newsom.

Grace has served Escambia County as a battalion chief since 2001, gaining extensive fire ground experience and interactions with all personnel in the organization, both volunteer and career.

“I am very excited about Chief Grace’s appointment to fire chief,” said Escambia County Public Safety Director Mike Weaver. “His experience as a career and volunteer firefighter gives him special insight into the needs of both groups.”

Grace was a longtime volunteer in upstate New York before beginning his career with the Milton Fire Department in 1994.  During his time in New York he was an active participant in creating a fire department by combining both volunteer and paid personnel.  With his personal commitment to the value of both volunteer and career personnel, he was heavily involved in Escambia County’s unification process.  Additionally, he volunteers his time as a captain in the Gulf Breeze Fire Department.

According to a county news release, he has high regard and respect for all fire personnel, both paid and volunteer and looks forward to continuing improvement of the department for the betterment of the Escambia County’s fire services.


3 Responses to “Escambia County Names New Fire Chief”

  1. well on November 7th, 2012 8:23 pm

    Looks like you have at least 2 people happy with your hiring.


  2. R. Parke on November 6th, 2012 12:41 pm

    A graet asset to the fire service. Well deserved. Thank you for all you have done for the fire service Chief Grace.

  3. Ffhstevens on November 6th, 2012 7:14 am

    I couldn’t think of a better Chief. Way to go Chief Grace!

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