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Paul B. Dezzi, Fire Chief



(941) 316-1944

Administrative Office Hours:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


FAX: (941) 316-1946

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Meet Your Fire Chief

Chief Dezzi Formal

Paul B. Dezzi joined the Town of Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department in July 2009 as a Deputy Chief/Shift Commander and in 2010 was appointed as the Town’s Fire Chief.

Chief Dezzi has been in the fire service since 1982 where he was a volunteer and hired as a professional firefighter in 1984. He served Sarasota County for twenty-five years before retiring at the rank of Assistant Fire Chief.

As Chief, he directs a department of 33 professional Firefighters and Paramedics, Fire Marshal and administrative personnel with a budget just under $4 million.

Chief Dezzi is married and is the father of four boys.

Chief Dezzi may be contacted at the Town of Longboat Key Fire-Rescue Department Administrative Office or by email at