Monroe is appointed Lanett fire_chief
of Childersburg , Ala. , replaces former Fire_Chief Randy Brown , who recently retired from the city with 22 years of service.
Mayor Scott Hamil said that Monroe
, one of 15 applicants , had remained the top candidate throughout the selection process.
Originally from Odenville , Ala. , which is located in St. Clair County
career as a volunteer fireman in Moody , Ala.Monroe
, who received his
paramedics license from the University of Alabama-Birmingham
in 1981 , began working with the Childersburg Fire and Rescue Service in 1984.He left that department in 1992 to become the emergency response coordinator-fire chief at Champion International Corp. in Courtland , Ala. He returned to the Childersburg Fire_Department , as the hazardous materials coordinator in 1997
.He also worked as the city's economic development coordinator for one and a half years
.Monroe received his bachelor of science degree in public safety administration from Athens State College and received his masters degree in public-private management from Birmingham Southern College
As Lanett's new fire_chief , he
plans to bring a new perspective to the program.Monroe
said that he
plans to try to increase the service delivery and plans to lead the fire_department forward.
Stating that he's
customer service-oriented , Monroe
said that he'll
be looking at how the fire_department is currently run and will be looking at what the city's needs are.
My theory is looking at how we're doing this and how can we do it better , he
said.The citizens come first , as far as I'm concerned.The safety of our employees is also important..
As a former team captain for a large hazardous materials team , Monroe plans to investigate adding that service for the city's industries and its citizens , as well.
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