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Alexander Lobeto

MERLOT Contributor  MERLOT Author
Division Chief / Administration
Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
Member Type: Fire Service Officer
Last Login: Oct 30, 2014
Member Since: Jan 16, 2011



Primary Affiliation:
  • Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue (Government, Other, FL, United States)

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  • English - speaking level (Advanced) - reading level (Advanced)
  • Spanish - speaking level (Beginner) - reading level (Beginner)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • Masters of Science Public Safety Administration (12/2013)
    Lewis University
  • Certified District Manager Certified District Manager Program (06/2013)
    Florida Center for Public Management / Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Cum Laude) Public Safety Administration (08/2011)
    St. Petersburg College
  • Advanced Technical Certificate Fire Science Administration (05/2000)
    State College of Florida
  • Associate of Science (Summa Cum Laude) Fire Science (05/1996)
    State College of Florida


  • Division Chief of Administration (05/2013 - Current) Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
  • Battalion Chief A-shift (12/2006 - 05/2013) Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
  • Captain / Operations (01/1996 - 12/2006) Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
  • Lieutenant / Operations (01/1992 - 01/1996) Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
  • Firefighter / EMT (10/1988 - 01/1992) Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue
  • Volunteer Firefighter (08/1987 - 10/1988) Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue


  • Lobeto, A.D.. (2007). "Roundtable - Opinions from Around the Country / US&R Involvement in Fire Engineering Magazine (Volume 160, Issue 2, pp 36).
  • Lobeto, A.D. Bercot, T.. (2004). "Extrication Tactics Fifth Door and Modified Dash Lift" in Fire Engineering Magazine (Volume 157, Issue 11 pp 24-28).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (2003). "Engine Company Operations: Vehicle Accidents in Water" in Fire Engineering Magazine (Volume 156, Issue 2 pp 85-94).
  • Lobeto A.D.. (2003). "Extrication Tactics Vehicles in Water" in Fire Engineering Magazine (Volume 156, Issue 9, pp 28-36).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (2002). "If You Build It..." in FireRescue Magazine (Volune 20, Issue 1 pp 36-40).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (2001). "Company Officers Speak Out" in Fire Rescue Magazine (Volune 19, Issue 5, pp 21).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (2001). "Doing What Needs To Be Done" in Responder (pp 30-31).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (1999). "Improving Community Fire Safety and Education" in Fire Engineering Magazine (Volume 152, Issue 2, pp 115-120).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (1997). "Fireground Points to Ponder" in Fire Engineering Magazine (Volume 150, Issue 9, pp 28-29).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (1996). "Automatic Fire Alarm Response: The Boy Who Cried Wolf" in Fire Engineering Magazine (Volume 149, Issue 4, 93-97).
  • Lobeto, A.D.. (1995). "Effective Communications - A Study in Technique" in The Voice (September 1995 pp 38-40).


  • Florida Fire Chiefs' Association
    Member 10/2011 - Current
  • Manatee All-Hazards Incident Management Team (MAHIMT)
    Member 01/2010 - Current
  • Manatee County Fire Chiefs' Assn. Fire Coordinator
    Fire Coordinator 01/2009 - Current
  • Manatee County Operations and ROG Committee
    Member 01/2009 - Current
  • Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue Executive Committee
    Member 12/2006 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • Seven Seals Award (05/2012)
    Employer support of the U.S. National Guard and Reserves.
  • Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFO) (01/2012)
    Center for Public Safety Excellence (CFO Designation).
  • Exceptional Duty Award (12/2011)
    Award presented by Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue (Bradenton, Florida Manatee County) for exceptional performance of duty.
  • Notable Outstanding Work Award (N.O.W.) (3) (01/2006)
    2006 - Performance of USAR LTRT II Team Leader. 2008 - Award of CEDAP Grant for USAR equipment. 2009 - Vehicle extrication training Manatee County.
  • Cedar Hammock Company Officer of the Year (12/2005)
    Annual award given to outstanding company officer of current year within Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue(Bradenton, Florida Manatee County).
  • Phi Theta Kappa / State College of Florida (03/1995)
    Phi Theta Kappa; International Scholastic Order of the Two Year College (honors society).

Teaching Experience

  • Varied ( Current)
    State College of Florida - Public Safety Administration
    Adjunct instructor Public Safety Administration / Homeland Security Baccalaureate Program.


  • "Run Report Writing 101”, 01/01/2011
    This short course is designed to provide basics Our goal is to improve our report writing skills There are many types of reports Avoid legal ramifications of bad reports Practice improves skills Officers are responsible - not another writer
  • Red Cross Disaster Team Training - Incident Command System, 01/01/2011
    Incident Command and Incident Maangement Team training for American Red Cross Volunteers.
  • Succession Planning in the Fire Service - Our Future is Now, 12/01/2009
    The purpose of this study is to review current attitudes and trends of succession planning in the Fire Service. Information will include what programs are being used and what resources are available to implement new programs and, or enhance old ones.
  • Command and Control Course Manatee County, 10/20/2009
    It is the intent of this course to review ICS and to provide a simplistic approach to its implementation. It should be understood that ICS is merely a toll and / or template to manage and incident or event no matter the size. Course was co-developed.
  • Crew Resource Management for the Fire Service, 01/01/2009
    A presentation developed from information provided by website. The presentation was edited and compiled for specific training for Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue Personnel by Alexander D. Lobeto.
  • Risk Management in the Fire Service, 01/01/2009
    Learn what risk is How risk effects us Manage risk Program developed for Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue from FEMA / USFA publication, “Risk Management Practices in the Fire Service.”
  • Public Fire Safety - Methods to Enhance Safety During Emergencies, 01/01/2008
    Presentation developed for civilian and volunteer target audiences. Share information to enhance safety. Provide techniques to prepare for incidents. Develop plans to fix “Problems.” Paint “The Big Picture.”
  • Florida Implementation of United States National Grid, 01/01/2007
    This course has been edited for use by Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue. Materials used from FSFC Curriculum.