I have been involved in the fire service since 1997. I started in the Anderson County volunteer fire system at Cheddar Fire Department in Belton. At 16, I started getting the classes needed to be a certified interior firefighter. After graduating high school and Tri-County Technical College, I began looking for a career in the fire service. In February, 2003, I was hired at the City of Anderson Fire Department as a firefighter. In June 2008, I was promoted to engineer/driver. In 2011, I was promoted to sergeant and in 2012 was promoted to lieutenant.
I’m now a company officer riding on one of the engines in the city. Through the years at the AFD I have been involved in various teams and specialties. I am a member of the Anderson Rescue team and Upstate Incident Management team type III and have been trained in operations, liaison and public information. I am also on the SOG committee and help develop our department’s procedures and guidelines.