Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue’s Chiefs

Fire Chief Jeffrey B. Davidson, MA, BS, CFO

Fire Chief Jeffrey B. Davidson, MA, BS, CFO
Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District

Chief Jeffrey Davidson started at the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District on November 15, 2021.  Chief Davidson comes to PSFRD as a 33 veteran of the Fire and EMS service.  Chief Davidson is also a veteran of the United States Army Reserves.

Chief Davidson started his career in Hollywood (FL) Fire Rescue and Beach Safety in 1988 at just 18 years of age.  Chief Davidson rose through the ranks, where he served in many roles, from Firefighter Paramedic, Driver Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Rescue Captain, and Battalion Chief.  Throughout his tenure, he was a member of the Special Operations Team and Regional Hazardous Materials team, and proudly served Hollywood for over 23 years before retiring.

Chief Davidson continued in his professional firefighting career and served as the Training Chief for Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue, as well as the Office of Emergency Management.  After many years, Chief Davidson was hired by Boynton Beach Fire Rescue, where he served as Training Chief and Deputy Chief of Administration.  Chief Davidson then accepted the position of Fire Chief in Haines City, Florida, where he served for almost three years prior to assuming the role as Fire Chief of Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District.  “When I started visiting Pinellas County, I knew this is exactly where I wanted to live, and this was the community I wanted to serve,” says Chief Davidson.

Chief Davidson holds a master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, and an associate degree in Fire Science, as well as being a credentialed Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Previous Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Chiefs

Dedicated To Our Community

Burton, Mike

Mike Burton

Fire Chief
2017 – 2021

Salvatore A_ D'Angelo III, Fire Chief 2014 - 2017

Salvatore A. D’Angelo III

Fire Chief
2014 – 2017

Robert O. Polk, Fire Chief 2010 - 2014

Robert O. Polk

Fire Chief
2010 – 2014

Russell W. Livernois, Fire Chief 2006 - 2010

Russell W. Livernois

Fire Chief
2006 – November 2010

John R. Leahy, Jr., Fire Chief 2001 - 2006

John R. Leahy, Jr.

Fire Chief
2001 – 2006

James C. Terry, Fire Chief 1997 - 2001

James C. Terry

Fire Chief

Larry Ladd, Fire Chief 1983 - 1997

Larry Ladd

Fire Chief
1983 – 1997

James B. Terry Fire Chief 1966-1983

James B. Terry

Fire Chief

Robert W. Luce, SR. Fire Chief 1951 - 1966

Robert W. Luce, Sr.

Fire Chief

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