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    Let's Talk Podcast: A Chat with Battalion Chief Robert Anderson Shuylar Black & Bobby Dewrell


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Let’s Talk Podcast: A Chat with Battalion Chief Robert Anderson

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    Let's Talk Podcast: A Chat with Battalion Chief Robert Anderson Shuylar Black & Bobby Dewrell

Welcome to another episode of the Let’s Talk podcast, where we keep Northwest Floridians connected with local leaders. In this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Battalion Chief Robert Anderson from the City of Fort Walton Beach Fire Department.

A Pleasant Good Morning

In this episode, Chief Anderson shared some exciting updates about the fire department and discussed important safety tips for the upcoming summer season. Here are some highlights from our conversation:

New Additions to the Fire Department

  • The fire department has recently acquired a new apparatus funded by the half-cent sales tax, as well as a fire boat donated by Homeland Security.
  • These additions will enhance the department’s capabilities and response to emergencies, especially in water-related incidents.

Community Involvement and Support

  • The department has personnel going through the paramedic program, with 3 members completing paramedic school through Northwest Florida State College.
  • They also offer free CPR training to the community, demonstrating their commitment to public safety and education.

City Development and Growth

  • Chief Anderson highlighted the significant growth and beautification efforts taking place in the city, including improvements to the landing, the construction of a new bridge, and expansions in the Parks and Recreation department.
  • The leadership and support from the city and county officials have been instrumental in driving these positive changes.

Safety Tips for the Summer Season

  • With the summer season approaching, Chief Anderson emphasized the importance of making smart decisions and staying safe while enjoying outdoor activities.
  • He reminded listeners to stay hydrated, especially in the hot weather, and to be mindful of water safety when engaging in boating and water activities.


As we wrapped up our conversation, Chief Anderson expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming events in the area and reiterated the fire department’s commitment to serving the community and ensuring public safety.

Join us for the next episode of the Let’s Talk podcast as we continue to engage with local leaders and discuss important topics that impact our community.

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Stay tuned for more insightful conversations and valuable insights in the future episodes.

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