The administrative staff of the department is divided into three areas, the Director/Chief that is assisted by Divisions.  Each of these divisions has sole responsibilities and over lapping responsibilities.  The Prevention Division is the only area where some duties can not be filled by another division due to required certifications and training. 


The Director of Public Safety and Fire Chief:    Daniel J. “ Buddy” Dugger
chiefdugger@cityofmacclenny.com


The Director/Chief of the department is appointed by the City Manager and City Commission.   Chief Buddy Dugger has served the city and community for over 34 years in public safety.  1977 as a volunteer firefighter and police officer, working his way up to the rank of  Fire Chief and Lieutenant of patrol in the Sheriff’s Office, then in 1992 becoming the first full time Fire Chief and Director of Public Safety.  The Director/Chief is the head of the department with sole authority and control of day–to–day operations, budgets, policies and procedures, purchasing, training, staffing, hiring of firefighters, promotion of personnel and the city’s Emergency Management Program. 

The Director/Chief has a firm belief in continued education and has advance in all fields of public safety from basic courses in law enforcement and firefighting to advanced studies and certifications.  He requires no less of the officers and firefighters under his command.



The Prevention Division Chief:    Scott Crews


screws@cityofmacclenny.com


Division Chief Scott Crews has served the public for over 23 years as a volunteer firefighter working his way up to Prevention Division Chief.  The duties of the Prevention Division Chief include yearly inspections of government, education, day care, and commercial structures.  The Prevention Chief develops pre-fire incident plans, and commercial plan reviews for compliance with life safety and fire codes before permits are issued for construction.  The Prevention Chief handles, public fire safety programs and education, response and command at alarms, fire cause investigations, emergency management functions, assisting in staffing of the city’s emergency operation center and control room during a major incident or disaster, civic functions, and assists the other Divisions as requested. 


The Combat Division Chief:  Joey Mathis


chiefmathis@nefcom.net


Division Chief Joey Mathis has served as a volunteer firefighter, lieutenant, captain and Division Chief for over 20 years. Supervises: Medical First Responders, response and training, inventory, equipment purchases, fire reports and required forms,  city's emergency operations center, when staffed, Fire Explorers,  responds to medical emergencies, mva's and fire response commanding support personnel, wildfire response and assists the Incident Comander at command location, maintains medical safety of firefighters while on scene, and operation of engine companies and assists with other areas where needed.  

Duties of Division Chief Mathis:  Administrative Assistant to Fire Chief, payroll, and fire reports, equipment maintenance, ordering supplies, inventory control,  first responder training coordinator, response to medical alarms, motor vehicle accidents, wildfires, apparatus operations,  support response to structure fire alarms and haz-mat incidents, assists Fire Chief or Incident Commander on large incidents at command post, operation of engines at scenes, budgets,  Supervisor Fire Explorer Program, and civic functions supervisor.

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Duties of Division Chief Mathis:  Administrative Assistant to Fire Chief, payroll, and fire reports, equipment maintenance, ordering supplies, inventory control,  first responder training coordinator, response to medical alarms, motor vehicle accidents, wildfires, apparatus operations,  support response to structure fire alarms and haz-mat incidents, assists Fire Chief or Incident Commander on large incidents at command post, operation of engines at scenes, budgets,  Supervisor Fire Explorer Program, and civic functions supervisor.

ties of Division Chief Mathis:  Administrative Assistant to Fire Chief, payroll, and fire reports, equipment maintenance, ordering supplies, inventory control,  first responder training coordinator, response to medical alarms, motor vehicle accidents, wildfires, apparatus operations,  support response to structure fire alarms and haz-mat incidents, assists Fire Chief or Incident Commander on large incidents at command post, operation of engines at scenes, budgets,  Supervisor Fire Explorer Program, and civic functions supervisor.