East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District Announces New Fire Marshal

Fire Chief Jason Gennaro has announced the assignment of Division Chief Jason Letzring to the role of Fire Marshal of the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District.

Prior to becoming the Fire Marshal, Chief Letzring was a district Lieutenant and actively engaged in the fire prevention division assisting Chief Gennaro. Upon the retirement of former Fire Chief Tom Jamison in June 2021, Letzring was promoted to the position of Division Chief on the C shift and identified as the future Fire Marshal during the succession process.

“We are extremely proud of our professional men and women that serve our community, and Chief Letzring will bring the fire prevention leadership needed to continue the professionalism of the department,” said Chief Gennaro.

He joined the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District as a firefighter in 2005. During his 17-year career with the department he’s also held the titles of Driver-Engineer and Lieutenant.

Chief Letzring is a Florida State Certified Firefighter and Florida Health Department-certified EMT having completed training through Saint Petersburg College in 2004. He also studied fire science at Saint Petersburg College and earned an associate degree in 2003. His long list of professional certifications includes fire officer levels 1- 3, fire instructor, fire inspector, and many more.

He is a member of the Florida West Coast Fire Marshal’s Association and the Pinellas County Fire Marshal’s Association.

Chief Letzring will continue to oversee the C shift team of 12 firefighters, directing all shift activities and operations to accomplish the district mission. In addition, Chief Letzring will assume the responsibilities of the Fire Marshal. This includes the management and supervision of district fire inspections, enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, construction plan review, and coordinating additional fire prevention matters.

Chief Letzring was officially assigned to the role of Fire Marshal at the May 24th, 2022, Fire Commission Meeting with his wife Kayla of 12 years and their three children supporting him. 

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