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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Marion County Fire Rescue captain promoted to battalion chief after 26-years of service

Former Marion County Fire Rescue captain Pamela Driggers has been promoted to Battalion Chief.

The organization made the announcement earlier this week through its social media channels.

Driggers, who joined MCFR in August of 1994, has spent over 26 years rising through the ranks of shift leader, lieutenant, captain and now Battalion Chief.

Pamela Driggers promoted to MCFR Battalion Chief
Pamela Driggers was promoted to MCFR Battalion Chief after 26 years of service with the organization

Battalion Chief Driggers is now assigned to the MCFR Prevention Division charged with Community Risk Reduction and Public Education programs county-wide. According to the post, her work as the MCFR Honor Guard Commander has garnered recognition for the department on a state and nation-wide basis.

Driggers is CRT certified and a former member of the Florida Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 8. She served as acting Division Chief on A-Shift for many years and is the Deputy Chairperson for the Friends of the Veteran’s Park of Ocala/Marion.

“Battalion Chief Driggers is a shining example of a compassionate leader in our department. She is often found assisting citizens, visitors and family members affected by emergency calls and tragedy,” reads the MCFR post. “Her volunteer efforts within Marion County are the benchmark for others to emulate.”

Marion County Fire Rescue celebrated multiple promotions last week within the department. Three staff members were promoted to Battalion Chief, two were promoted to Captain, ten were promoted to Lieutenant and two to Driver Engineer.

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