Will Watts

 
Fire-Rescue Department (Station 45)
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 407-539-6229
Will Watts


Biography
Chief Will Watts is the sixth full-time fire chief in the history of the agency. He manages all phases of Fire Department operations including:
  • Budget matters
  • Department's Emergency Medical Services EMS program
  • Emergency and non-emergency responses
  • Field operation training
  • Staffing

Professional Career
Chief Watts was hired on February 26, 2001, as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician EMT. He trained to become a paramedic within a year. He was promoted to the rank of Engineer/Paramedic in late 2003, Lieutenant/Paramedic in 2007, Battalion Chief in 2012 and Deputy Fire Chief in 2013.

Education
He holds a bachelor’s degree in emergency management from Waldorf University in Forest City, IA, and an associate’s degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama. He also holds Fire Officer 2, Fire Instructor 3 and Fire Safety Officer certifications with the State of Florida.

Personal Life
Watts has two children and lives in Oviedo. He attended Winter Park High School and later went to Seminole State College for firefighter training.
 

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