On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an exceptionally well-attended ceremony, Jason Merritt was promoted to Lieutenant.
Lt. Merritt was joined by family, friends, colleagues, and an extended network of City of Lakeland representatives to celebrate his professional advancement with the Lakeland Fire Department. He has been with the department since 2006 and served as Driver Engineer prior to this promotion.
Speakers at the ceremony, including Chief Ballard, Bat. Chief Niblack, Bat. Chief Maddox, and Lt. Wilson all concurred that although Jason is one of the quieter members of LFD he is a man of deep integrity and honor who leads the way for others through his positive attitude and strong work ethic.
A big congratulations and sincere thanks to Jason Merritt for his years of dedicated service.