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Plantation Firefighter Receives Promotion
By JOEL GORDON
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Lt. Charles “Chuck” Simpkiss
Plantation, FL: October 1, 2018: Plantation firefighter Charles “Chuck” Simpkiss has been promoted to the position of Lieutenant, Fire Chief Laney Stearns announced today.
Simpkiss joined the Department in 1979 and has been serving as a Driver at Station Three. Simpkiss previously served as a Lieutenant at Station Three from 1996 through 2010. He maintains his Fire Instructor I and Live Fire Instructor certifications and teaches in both the Firefighter I and Firefighter II programs.
“Chuck” comes from a family of firefighters. His father, Jim Simpkiss, Sr., served as a Battalion Chief with Plantation and his Brother Jim, Jr., retired from Broward Fire Rescue and also served as Captain at Plantation Station Four. Chuck’s wife Brenda, also served as Captain at Station Three.
Lt. Simpkiss is completing his 39th year of service to Plantation and is currently the longest-standing, active member.
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