Sarasota names new fire chief


Sarasota names new fire chief


Date: August 2, 2011
by: Rob Roy | City Editor



Mike Tobias, Sarasota County’s assistant fire chief, has been named the fire department’s new chief.

Interim County Administrator Terry Lewis made the appointment Monday.

“(Mike) has a record of commitment to our community and the safety of our citizens,” Lewis said.

Tobias is a 32-year veteran of the Sarasota County Fire Department. He replaces Ken Ellerbe, who resigned after one-and-one-half years on the job.

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