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Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. For storm preparation tips and ways to keep your family safe before, during and after a storm, visit www.severeweather.ocalafl.org.
Achievements & Accolades
Monday, April 8, Ocala Fire Rescue welcomed seven firefighters and celebrated the promotion of eight department members during a swearing-in and promotional ceremony held at the Reilly Arts Center.
Honoring fire service traditions, the ceremony began with a presentation of colors and the melody of bagpipes setting the tone. Beginning with the swearing in of 21-year department veteran Clint Welborn as assistant fire chief and ending with commendations for life saves and outstanding performance, the ceremony was a grand display of fire service achievements.
This event included the following honors and promotions:
- Clint Welborn was sworn in as assistant fire chief.
- Robert Altman was promoted from fire captain to the rank of battalion chief.
- Richard Grubbs and Brad Hardy were promoted from fire equipment operators to the rank of fire captains.
- Wilson Touchton, Chris Reynolds, Vincent Alexander and Garrett Hutto were promoted from firefighters to the rank of fire equipment operators.
- Jorge Tejeda, Christopher Maxson, Jake Marrall, Brett Hendrix, Cole Chabot, Anthony Carter and Evan Miller were welcomed as new department firefighters.
Let The Music Play!
Don’t miss the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series this summer! Presented by the Marion Cultural Alliance in partnership with the City of Ocala, these free outdoor concerts will take place every Friday now through August 2 from 6-9pm at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth Street.
Check out the complete lineup.
- June 7 – Dr. Nativo
- June 14 – Remember Jones
- June 21 – Canon
- June 28 – Tonina
- July 5 – The Foxies
- July 12 – Mr. Sipp
- July 19 – PJ Morton
- July 26 – Empire Strikes Brass
- Aug. 2 – Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band
For more information, please visit www.concerts.levittamp.org/ocala or follow the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series on social media @LevittAMPOcala.
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