'A strong bond': Jeremy Morgan named new fire chief in Fort Walton Beach

When Jeremy Morgan applied to the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department 22 years ago, he was asked how far he saw himself going in the department."I wa...

November 18, 2022
1:06 PM

When Jeremy Morgan applied to the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department 22 years ago, he was asked how far he saw himself going in the department."I want to be chief," Morgan replied.And while his response may have been offhand, it was also prophetic. As of Monday, Morgan is the city's new fire chief, replacing Ken Perkins, who retired this fall.Ian photos: Northwest Florida fire departments join Hurricane Ian rescue effort New program: New Fort Walton Beach program cuts down frequent 911 calls. The answer? In-home visits"Please help me welcome Jeremy Morgan into the permanent fire chief position," Fort Walton Beach Acting City Manager Jeff Peters wrote in a Facebook post.

Devon Ravine