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40 of 46 Fla. FD members resign, including chief

Chief Jason M. Martin is the third Upper Captiva Fire Rescue chief to resign in seven years


Most of the department’s firefighters plan to leave by the year’s end.

Photo/Upper Captiva Fire & Rescue District

By Leila Merrill

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla. — Most members of Upper Captiva Fire Rescue, including the chief, have resigned as of the end of the year, NBC reported Monday.

Upper Captiva Fire and Rescue Board Commissioner Bill Byrnes told ABC7 that 40 of the 46 members have submitted their resignations. The reason for the mass resignation was not provided in the local news report.

Chief Jason M. Martin is the third chief to resign in seven years.

The search for the next chief has begun.

Deputy Chief Brian Debrasky told WINK News that he’s staying.


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