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North Port Fire Rescue names new Deputy Fire Chief

Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 20:19:41-04

NORTH PORT, Fla. --- North Port Fire Rescue names one of its own as its new Deputy Fire Chief. 

Joseph (Jody) McCord, who's been serving as interim chief, was promoted to the departments Deputy Fire Chief on Friday. 

"Deputy Chief McCord has served the City of North Port for 25 years and has worked his way through the ranks," said Scott Titus, a chief with the North Port Fire Rescue. "Gaining the respect and support of his supervisors, peers, and subordinates." 

Deputy Chief McCord was born and raised in Venice and is married with 8 children. He started his career in Nokomis as a volunteer firefighter, then spent two years with the City of Naples. Deputy Chief McCord started his career in North Port in 1993 

A swearing-in ceremony will be held in Deputy Chief McCord: 

  • August 24, 4pm
  • North Port City Hall Commission Chambers
  • 2nd floor
  • 4970 City Hall Blvd.