Chief Pullen was born in Trenton, NJ, and moved to the sunshine state as a child. Before the fire service, Lance worked in the construction industry for 10 years. He is married with 2 children who all enjoy relaxing and spending quality family time together. Chief Pullen has held the previous ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer/Paramedic, and Captain/Paramedic. His progression through the ranks has been supplemented by a BS in Human Resources and a MA in Administration. He currently serves as the Safety Officer for the fire department and is working towards his Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Center of Public Safety Excellence.