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L to R: Chief Jeffrey S. Hoyle, Division Chief Alex Lobeto, Chief Randall R. Stulce and Division Chief Mike DeChelbor

Cedar Hammock’s passing the torch ceremony On May 9th, 2013, Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue in Manatee County, held their “Passing the Torch” Ceremony. The Board of Fire Commissioners appointed Jeffrey S. Hoyle as fire chief. Retiring Fire Chief Randall R. Stulce enjoyed the honor of pinning Hoyle’s new badge. JUMP TO FILE # Chief Stulce served 052013108 12 years with Cedar Hammock and had a total of 42 years in the fire service. Under Chief Stulce’s guidance, a strong succession plan comes to fruition. During this succession plan, over 130 years of senior administrative experience will leave Cedar Hammock with the recent retirements of Chief Stulce, Division Chiefs Dan Center and Robert Permane and Training Officer Leigh Hollins. Hoyle started his career with Cedar Hammock in 1994 and has risen through the ranks serving the department as a company officer, Training/ Safety Officer, Fire Marshal, and Division Chief. After officially taking the helm, Chief Hoyle promoted nine members of Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue: Alexander Lobeto toDivision Chief Administration, Michael DeChelbor to Division Chief Operations, Mark Bandstra to Battalion Chief A shift, Gene Brown to Battalion Chief C Shift, Billy Whitfield to Captain B Shift, Nick Herlihy to Captain C Shift / Training Officer, Bill Smith to Lieutenant B Shift, Joe Falcone to Lieutenant C Shift and James Taylor to 1st Class Firefighter C Shift. In his promotional message, Chief Hoyle described his excitement in continuing Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue’s proud tradition of “Providing Quality Service with Pride, Commitment, and Courage.” - ALEXANDER LOBETO


Ware County Fire Rescue operates a 2007 Polaris Ranger as a 4x4 search vehicle.

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