Fire Chief & Assistant Chief


Chief Ferrell Hamrick



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




2013 Unit Citation--Water Rescue

2014 CPR Life Save

Medal of Valor

25 Years of Service Award


Assistant Chief Gregory Tate



Associate of Applied Science from Cleveland Community College, 2005

Graduate National Fire Academy, Officer Section



joined Department in December 1982 as a volunteer

Hired full-time as Firefighter, April 1991

Promoted to Captain, July 1999

Promoted to Assistant Chief, November 2016



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