Sanibel Fire Chief Announces Retirement

Chief William “Bill” Briscoe. SC photo by Chuck Larsen

Sanibel Fire and Rescue District is saddened to announce the retirement of Fire Chief William Briscoe on Oct. 3. Deputy Chief Kevin Barbot will succeed him as chief on Oct. 4.

Chief Briscoe’s years of public service and leadership will be missed throughout the District. He has worked his way up through the ranks to achieve the highest level of honor as Fire Chief in 2020. His dedication to provide the very best to staff members and the residents of Sanibel Island will not be forgotten.

“We like that our employees become family members and after all these years Chief Briscoe is no exception,” said Richard McCurry, Fire Commissioner at Sanibel Fire and Rescue District. “Seeing him retire will be difficult for everyone within the District but we are happy to see him experience the joy of retirement.”

Chief Briscoe began his career as a Paramedic with Lee County Public Safety. In January 2000, he started with Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and has since dedicated more than 22 years of service.

Deputy Chief Kevin Barbot will be the new Fire Chief following the retirement of William “Bill” Briscoe on Oct. 3. SC photo by Chuck Larsen

“I have done all I can do for the residents of Sanibel Island and the community members throughout Lee County,” stated Chief Briscoe. “But I am ready to spend more time with my family and enjoy the next chapter in this life.”

A retirement ceremony will be held for Chief Briscoe at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.

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