FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department promoted four personnel in a ceremony held Friday, Aug. 10.
Family, friends and fire department staff attended the ceremony, held at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex.
During the ceremony, three personnel were promoted to the rank of division chief and one to the rank of lieutenant.
The three division chief positions are newly created positions, established as part of a re-organization within the fire department. All three of these positions report directly to the department chief.
Brenda Green was formally promoted to the rank of division chief, fire administration. Green joined the department in January 1995, serving most recently as senior administrative assistant.
As fire administration division chief, Green will be responsible for day-to-day operations of fire headquarters and fire administration, monitoring the department’s budget and supervision of administrative staff.
Capt. Jason Shivers was formally promoted to the rank of division chief, technical services.
Shivers joined the department in March 1998, serving most recently as inspector general. As technical services division chief, Shivers will oversee the department’s training, emergency medical services and motor maintenance subdivisions. He will also serve as the department spokesman and be responsible for quality control, customer service and fire apparatus specifications.
The department’s fire marshal, Kevin Wallace, was transferred to the position of division chief, field operations.
Wallace joined the department in April 1997, serving most recently as division chief in the fire marshal’s office. As field operations division chief, Wallace will be responsible for daily field-level and suppression functions to include supervision of the department’s six battalion chiefs.
“These individuals are filling key positions within the department which have been created as a part of the department-wide plan of improvement,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “I could not be more proud of these three troops and the important roles they have played in the department to date, and the important roles they will no doubt play in the department’s future.”
Firefighter II Keith Pertschi was formally promoted to the rank of lieutenant during the ceremony.
Pertschi joined the department in March 2004 and is currently stationed at Fire Station No. 4.
As a lieutenant, Pertschi will assume a leadership role at his fire station, managing an engine company and the firefighters on his shift.
“The leadership demonstrated by these members of the fire department is to be commended,” Bowman said. “It is with great pride that we promote them to their new ranks within the department.”