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Officials debate degree requirement for merged fire service leaders

If approved, the requirement for a college degree would eliminate the current fire chief from heading the new district


By Barbara Behrendt
The Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — As they decide who will lead the new, consolidated Hernando County fire service, county commissioners are finding that the devil is in the details - the details of the job description.

Commissioners on Tuesday talked about what was more important: experience or education. And they debated whether to leave in the description a preference for someone with experience supervising animal services.

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