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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Richard Sievers Appointed Fire Chief

The City of Ormond Beach is pleased to announce that Richard J. Sievers has been selected as the City’s new Fire Chief.  Chief Sievers will join the Ormond Beach Fire Department on August 13, 2018, bringing almost 40 years of experience to the position.


Chief Sievers began his fire service career with the City of Lauderhill in 1979, working in every rank through Assistant Fire Chief.  In 1999, he retired from Lauderhill and joined the City of Lauderdale Lakes Fire Rescue Department as Fire Chief.  For the last 14 years, Chief Sievers served as Fire Chief for the Broward Sheriff’s Office where he was in charge of the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Cooper City, and Deerfield Beach.  Chief Sievers has also served as Regional Coordinator for the State of Florida Statewide Emergency Response Plan for Region-7.  


Chief Sievers holds an Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Broward College, an Associate's Degree in Business Management, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northwood University.  He is a state certified Fire Instructor-III, an Emergency Medical Technician and a Fire Safety Inspector/ Plan Reviewer.  He also holds the designation of CFO, Chief Fire Officer, from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.  Chief Sievers is a member of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.  


City Manager Joyce Shanahan said, “I am confident that Chief Sievers’ vast experience and dedication to the profession will be valuable in providing a high level of service to Ormond Beach.”

A welcome reception will be scheduled after Chief Sievers joins Ormond Beach.