Randy White has been selected by Fire Chief Charles Witt to fill the position of Deputy Fire Chief which Witt vacated upon his promotion to Fire Chief in March of this year.
White, 48, is a 12 year veteran of the department and was most recently assigned as a Captain on Ladder Company 1.
White began his career as a fire fighter in 1998, promoted through the ranks of Engineer and Lieutenant and then to the position of Fire Captain in 2010.
White is a 1984 graduate of Truman University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
tenure with the Columbia Fire Department
, White obtained certification for Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II, Fire Service Instructor I, and holds certifications as a Hazardous Material Technician and Emergency Medical Technician.
is experienced in the field of GIS and has worked on special assignments over the past several years to help develop standards of coverage which ensure that personnel and equipment are properly deployed to handle emergency calls.
White's duties have also included data analysis to assist command staff in recommendations concerning new fire station locations.
"I look forward to being a part of the team to work on the challenges which face the department both in the near term and long term, as well as the professional challenges transitioning into my new role", said White
"Our department goals remain to provide outstanding customer services in the areas of fire suppression, emergency medical services, and all other hazard mitigation."
Deputy Fire Chief Randall White