Assistant Fire Marshal Battalion Chief Jo-Ann Lorber received the honor of becoming Florida’s Executive Fire Officer of the Year for 2014.
Assistant Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief Jo-Ann Lorber received the honor of becoming Florida’s Executive Fire Officer of the Year for 2014. Chief Lorber’s career and professional activities are the definition of the criteria for Executive Fire Officer of the Year, in that she has made significant and valuable contributions to fire officer development, and has demonstrated ongoing leader-ship and commitment to the fire service.
She recently assumed her current position as Assistant Fire Marshal for the City of Fort Lauderdale. Previously, she was selected as the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Emergency Manager and quickly professionalized that office.
Jo-Ann has distinguished herself as an Executive Fire Officer, and in doing so has personified one of the primary goals of the Executive Fire Officer program: transforming fire and emergency services organizations from being reactive to proactive; with an emphasis on leadership development, prevention, and risk-reduction.
Battalion Chief Lorber holds advanced degrees including a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management, and Associates degrees in Fire Science and Liberal Arts. She also has her Chief Fire Officer and Certified Emergency Manager’s designations.