Officers


Officers are elected by the members at the annual meeting of the department held on the fourth Thursday in January and take office in February. Elected offices include Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain, Assistant Captain, First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, Safety Officers, and Training Officers. The Chief can also appoint officers to oversee particular areas of the department’s operation such as EMS Captain, Rescue Captain, Rescue Dive Commander, and Fire Prevention Officer. To be nominated to an officer’s position, members must have varying levels of NC certifications, department certifications, and years of experience in the department. We have been blessed by the dedication, judgement, and leadership ability of our past and current leaders.

Chief
Scott Rudisill

After becoming a member in 1984, Scott served as First Lieutenant and Assistant Captain and was elected Chief in 1996. After stepping down from the Chief's office in 2009, he returned to the position of Captain and Deputy Chief. Scott returned to the position of Chief in 2018.

Deputy Chief
Halsey Hoosier

Halsey joined the department in 2011. Rising through the ranks of Second Lieutenant, Assistant Captain, Captian, and Assistant Chief he was elected to Assistant Chief in 2020.

Assistant Chief
Lee Sawyer

Becoming a member in 2008, Lee has been Assistant Training Officer, Second Lieutenant, Assistant Captain, Captain, and Battalion Chief. He was elected to Battalion Chief in 2020.

Battalion Chief
Cody Joyner

Cody joined the department in 2012. Having served as First Lieutenant and Captain, he was elected to Battalion Chief in 2020.

Captain
Austyn Hobbs

Joining in 2014, Austyn served as Traffic Officer and First Lieutenant. In 2020 he was elected to the position of Captain.

Assistant Captain
Taylor Lambeth

A member since 2014, Taylor was elected to Training Officer in 2019. She was ekected to Assistant Captain in 2020 and serves as Training Officer as well.

First Lieutenant
Andrew Hardister

Andrew joined the department in 2019 and was elected to First Lieutenant in 2020.

Second Lieutenant
Chris Harrison

After joining in 2007, Chris has served asSecond Lieutenant in 2011 and Assistant Training Officer in 2013. He was elected to Second Lieutentant again in 2020.

Safety Officer
Andy Lyndon

One of the departments longest serving active members. Andy became a member in 1981. After serving as Training Officer, Assistant Safety Officer, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief, he accepted the office as Chief in 2010. He has been in his current position since 2016.

Assistant Safety Officer
Darian Cranford

Darian joined the department in 1989 and has served as Traffic Captain, Assistant Safety Officer, and Safety Officer. He was elected to his current position in 2019.

Training Officer
Taylor Lambeth

A member since 2014, Taylor was elected to Training Officer in 2019. She was ekected to Assistant Captain in 2020 and serves as Training Officer as well.

Assistant Training Officer
Logan Jernigan

Logan joined the department in 2016. He was elected to Assistant Training Officer in 2020.

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