Local fire chief takes on new role

Escambia County (Fla.) McDavid Fire Station’s Chief Eric Gilmore, started his new his position as Emergency Manager for Escambia County yesterday, Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Gilmore brings more than 15 years of public safety expe- rience to Escambia County. Most recently, Gilmore served as the regional emergency response advisor at the Florida Department of Health, where he trained and

advised fire, law enforcement, and EMS officials on disaster response protocol, tactical training and the Incident Command System. Gilmore also served as a planner and public health preparedness director for the FDOH fr...