Deputy Chief

Chief Angell has been with the Pinellas Park Fire Department since November of 2004.  In 2014, Chief Angell was promoted to Division Chief of EMS and in 2018 promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations.  Chief Angell has strong commitment and passion for the overall success, health and wellbeing of every firefighter as well as their families.   Chief Angell has lived in Pinellas Park since the age of seven and has built his family and friends within the community.  Chief’s drive for success is to ensure the safety of every Pinellas Park citizen and visitor.


The Pinellas Park Fire Department Operations Division has is responsible for protecting the life and property for the 16.74 square miles of Pinellas Park and providing mutual aid services to the surrounding fire departments.  The Operations Division is divided up into three major divisions:  Training, EMS, and Suppression.

Training Division is directed by Chief Thomas “TJ” Layfield.  Chief Layfield is a strong compassionate leader that drives our personnel to achieve excellence in every area of firefighting.

Emergency Medical Service is directed by Chief Andrew Hughes.  Chief Hughes vision and progressive planning for EMS will allow PPFD to be the leader in emergency medicine in Pinellas County.

Suppression Division is broken down into three shifts; A, B, and C shifts. Each one of these Chiefs have taken it upon themselves to utilize their own strengths to contribute to the success of PPFD.