Chief Officers

In addition to serving  as incident commanders at complex, long-term, or significant incidents, they assist the Fire Chief with administrative functions such as developing budgets, long-term planning, managing resources, and coordinating operations with other agencies. 

Executive Assistant Chief

The Executive Assistant Chief is the Fire Chief's executive officer.

Colonel Kevin Groody

Deputy Chiefs

Deputy Chiefs supervise an operational area of the department. 


EMS Operations- Colonel Mike Heilman

Fire Operations- Colonel Tom Arnold

Personnel and Safety- Colonel Kevin Tyler

Fire Prevention and Support Services- Lt. Colonel Tony Hairgrove

Division Chiefs

Division Chiefs have expertise in specific functions in the fire department. 


Health & Safety- Lt. Colonel Mike Sutt

Human Resources - Lt. Colonel Kent Kruer

Supply Management - Lt. Colonel David Colyer

EMS Compliance- Lt. Colonel Keith Brooks

Fire Prevention- Major Steve Hanson

Fleet Maintenance- Major Joe Wolfe

Facilities and Technology- Major Kevin Jump

Planning and Accreditation- Major Brad Michel

Workforce Development- Major Ron Maddux

Battalion Chiefs

The protection area of the fire department is divided into 2 geographic areas; referred to as Battalions.  

A Battalion Chief leads the men and women who respond to incidents.  In addition to responding to incidents, Battalion Chiefs also manage the administrative functions of their assigned shift.


North Battalion
Major Eric Dryer
Major Nolan Caudill
Major Rick Haines


South Battalion

Major Sean Taylor

Major Brad Oser
Major Matt Goolsby