New Smyrna Beach hires Greg Anglin of Cocoa as city's fire chief, effective May 18

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Greg Anglin of Brevard County, a veteran firefighter and fire services administrator,will take over as chief of New Smyrna Beach next month with an annual salary of $90,000.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida native has been selected as New Smyrna Beach’s next fire chief.

The City Commission is expected to confirm Greg Anglin to lead the department at its next regular meeting, Tuesday, April 28, in City Hall Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Ave.

“We received 42 applications from around the country including many very strong candidates,” New Smyrna Beach City Manager Pam Brangaccio told Headline Surfer®. “The interview panel and I feel Chief Anglin has the expertise and leadership skills to fit well internally with the department and in our community.”

“We received 42 applications from around the country including many very strong candidates,” New Smyrna Beach City Manager Pam Brangaccio told Headline Surfer®.. “The interview panel and I feel Chief Anglin has the expertise and leadership skills to fit well internally with the department and in our community.”

Anglin has more than 28 years of experience in fire and emergency medical services (EMS). A native of Melbourne, he is very familiar with Florida’s east coast. Currently Anglin is a district fire chief for the City of Cocoa.

Anglin's experience includes two decades with Melbourne FD & overseas with military

Anglin also served 22 years with the City of Melbourne’s fire department. He has been a U.S. Air Force reservist for 29 years, is an adjunct instructor at Eastern Florida State College in the Fire Science Technology program, and has worked oversees for two private contractors training United States armed forces in Afghanistan.

“I am humbled to be selected for this prestigious position,” Anglin said. “I’m looking forward to serving the internal and external customers of New Smyrna Beach and am honored to have the opportunity to work in such a unique community.”

“I am humbled to be selected for this prestigious position,” Anglin said. “I’m looking forward to serving the internal and external customers of New Smyrna Beach and am honored to have the opportunity to work in such a unique community.”

Anglin, 53, has earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in public administration from the University of Central Florida and an associate’s degree in fire science from Brevard Community College.

Recently he was awarded the Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. It is a highly competitive credential that assures departments that their leaders have the educational and technical competencies needed to meet the demands of today’s society, according to the organization’s website.

Anglin also has earned certification as an executive fire officer from the National Fire Academy.

Anglin will be paid $90,000 annually. He will take the reins of the fire department May 18.

Anglin replaces Dave McAllister who left amid controversy involving federal gender suit

He replaces David McAllister, who left the city after 20 years of employment. McAllister was fire chief from 2009 until the end of last year when he took a job with Daytona State College as head of its fire education services.

McAllister and several other commanders in the NSBFD were sued in federal court by firefighter Melissa Ignasiak, on gender discrimination grounds and she was awarded a settlement of $440,000 by a federal jury.

McAllister's departure had nothing to do with the Ignasiak suit, Hargy said, insisting it was his decision alone to leave for career advancement.

"This was a situation he could not pass up, even leaving after one year in the DROP program," Hargy explained.

The city's insurance company opted not to challenge the verdict and Ignasiak was paid in full by the end of December, said Carol Hargy, New Smyrna Beach's director of personnel.

The city's insurance company opted not to appeal the jury verdict and Meklissa Ignasiak received the full amount in November, according to Hargy. Ignasiak has since been promoed from firefighter to driver-engineer, she said.

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