Fire Chief Message

Welcome to the City of Leesburg

Image of Fire Chief David JohnsonThank you for visiting the Leesburg Fire Department website and your interest in our organization.

The Leesburg Fire Department was founded in 1875 and transformed from a bucket brigade to the professional group of career firefighters it is today. The Department takes pride in its ability to serve the needs of the community and visitors. Each day, our citizens call upon our 42 firefighters to respond to a variety of emergencies including medical emergencies, structure fires, and vehicle accidents. Fire Prevention and Education also play a major role in our services to the Community of Leesburg.

Please visit our website often for press releases, public safety information, recruitment, and upcoming events. Please contact myself or members of my Senior Staff with any concerns or suggestions.

About the Chief

David Johnson was appointed Chief of the Leesburg Fire Department on March 10, 2014. Chief Johnson has been a member of the Leesburg Fire Department since 1994. Over a 20 year span, Chief Johnson rose through the ranks in the Leesburg Fire Department.
Chief Johnson holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Central Florida Community College; a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from Warner Southern University; and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. He has an extensive instructor background and taught for the local vocational colleges, concentrating on Officer Development. Professional memberships include the International Association of Fire Chief and Florida Fire Chiefs Association.