Chief Stephens, a lifelong resident of Meriwether County, comes to the department with a rich background in fire services, particularly in the area of training and volunteer operations. Chief Stephens prior employment was with The Georgia Public Safety Training Center Fire Academy for the last 4 years in which he has held the positions of Captain of Volunteer Training and Assistant Chief of Operations. Prior to his tenure with the Fire Academy he served the citizens of Manchester as a career fireman for 9 years.
Chief Stephens has also successfully completed
numerous training certifications to include Structural Fire Control Instructor,
NPQ Evaluator, Pressurized Live Fire Instructor, Fire Instructor II, and
Firefighter II. Chief Stephens has also served as a Volunteer Firefighter for
many years with Meriwether County.