Fire Chief John Huff today announced the selection of Battalion Chief Patrick Borer as Assistant Chief of Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LF&R). Captain Eric Jones has been selected to take Borer's position as Battalion Chief. Both promotions are effective immediately.
Chief Huff said Borer brings a wealth of knowledge and career experience to this position. He has been with LF&R since August 1988, previously serving as a Firefighter and Captain.
Borer earned an associate's degree in Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology, a bachelor's degree in Education, and a master's degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership. He also is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program. Borer is an adjunct instructor for Southeast Community College and a Task Force Leader with the NETF-1 Urban Search and Rescue Team.
Jones joined LF&R in July 1994 and has also served as a Firefighter and Paramedic. He is responsible for the Information Management and Geographic Information systems, special events teams and the LF&R Accreditation program and serves as the liaison to the 911 Communications Center. Jones is a peer assessor and mentor for the Center of Public Safety of Excellence, the fire service industry's premier accrediting agency. Jones also is a Task Force Leader with the NETF-1 Urban Search and Rescue Team. He has contributed to fire service trade magazines as a writer and technical editor. His awards include Firefighter of the Year, Sertoma Award, Firefighter of the Month, Award of Merit and the Chief's Award of Excellence.
For more information on LF&R, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: fire).