Fire Chief & Assistant Chief

Fire Chief Ferrell Hamrick

CHIEF FERRELL HAMRICK

828.245.2111
ferrellhamrick@townofforestcity.com

 

Education:

Studied in Applied Science for Fire Science Technology

 

Fire Service Experience:

NC Firefighter Level II   NC EMT Basic Certified
Driver Operator-Pumps Driver Operator-Aerial
Fire Inspector Fire Instructor
HazMat Technician HazMat Instructor
Child Passenger Safety Technician  Emergency Management Coordinator
for the Town of Forest City

 

Awards:

2013 Unit Citation--Water Rescue

2014 CPR Life Save

Medal of Valor

25 Years of Service Award

 

Assistant Chief Gregory Tate

ASSISTANT CHIEF GREGORY TATE

828.245.2111
gregtate@townofforestcity.com

 

Education

Associate of Applied Science from Cleveland Community College, 2005

Graduate National Fire Academy, Officer Section

 

Experience

Joined Department as Volunteer Firefighter, December 1982

Hired full-time as Firefighter, April 1991

Promoted to Captain, July 1999

Promoted to Assistant Chief, November 2016

 

Certifications

NC Firefighter Level II

Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)

Haz-Mat Technician

Fire Inspector Level I

Driver Operator/ Aerial

Driver Operator/ Pumps

Emergency Vehicle Driver

Child Passenger Safety Technician