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Fire Administration


910 Wisdom Street
Chattanooga, TN 37406 [map]


Miller Seth R 61095Fire Chief - Phil Hyman

The Fire Chief directs the overall operation and direction of the department through the implementation of the department's strategic plan.  The Fire Chief directs the development of plans and objectives to make the department more proactive and progressive. Oversight of the department operations, annual budget, and capital improvement plans fall under this office. The offices of the Executive Deputy/Administrative Chief, the Fire Marshal, the Operations Chief, the Safety Chief, and the Public Information Director answer directly to the Fire Chief.





Miller Seth R 61095Executive Deputy /Administrative Chief- Seth Miller

The Administrative Deputy Chief is responsible for assisting with the fiscal management of the department, strategic planning, grant management, and other administrative functions. Some of these functions include policy and procedure development, participating in disciplinary hearings, and payroll. The Executive Deputy is also responsible for human resource management and serving as the department's liaison to other city departments and many other outside agencies.






Matlock William W III 61093Fire Marshal - William Matlock

The Fire Marshal oversees the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Marshal's Office, also known as the Fire Prevention Bureau. These responsibilities include fire code inspection and enforcement, public education, plans review, records management, and fire investigation. The division's primary functions are to prevent or minimize fire through fire code enforcement and public education.






RickBoatwrightOperations Deputy Chief - Rick Boatwright

The Operations Deputy Chief is responsible for all Fire Suppression and Emergency Operations duties including: fire operations, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, urban search and rescue, technical rescue, and marine fire and rescue operations. The Operations Deputy Chief also oversees the divisions of Fire Training, Logistics and Technology, and Tactical Services.





Please follow the links to the other Administrative Chief offices:

WilliamAndrewsTraining Chief - William Andrews

The primary responsibility of the Training Chief, who oversees the Training Division, is to make sure every firefighter is trained to meet or exceed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Specifically, the Training Chief is responsible for entry-level training through fire academies, State In-Service Training development and implementation, Station School development and oversight, Company Officer Development training, and many other opportunities to learn and continue to hone the service provided.




CarlosTibbs Logistics Chief - Carlos Tibbs

The Logistics and Technology Chief is responsible for the department's Resource and Logistics Division, which includes Supply and Maintenance management.  This entails procuring and maintaining all equipment, materials, and facilities for the department and more.






Terry KnowlesSpecial Operations Chief - Terry Knowles

The Special Operations Chief is responsible the Special Operations Division, which oversees special operations such as technical rescue operations, hazardous materials emergency response, and emergency preparedness.







In addition to these Chief Officer positions, Fire Administration also includes the offices of Safety and Public Information. Each of these positions provide necessary support roles for the overall function of the fire department.

Fire Administration
910 Wisdom Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 643-5600
(423) 643-5610 (fax)

Fire Prevention Bureau
910 Wisdom Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 643-5618
(423) 643-5611 (fax)

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