Established in 1955

Fire Chief Steven Parrish Serving Since 1980

Chief Steven Parrish was appointed Cumberland Road’s Fire Chief June 2017.  Chief Parrish began his fire service career with Cumberland Road in 1980 as a Firefighter and has served in many positions to include  Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain and Assistant Fire  Chief.

 Chief Parrish is certified in many areas of the fire service to include; Fire Officer III, Technical Rescuer, Fire Instructor II, and Emergency Medical Technician. Chief Parrish holds an A.A. and B.S. degrees in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf University, Forest City, Iowa, he graduated Summa Cum Laude.  

Memberships: North Carolina Fire Chief’s Association – North Carolina Rescue and EMS Association – North Carolina State Firefighters Association, Cumberland County Fire Chief’s Association and North Carolina Society of Fire Rescue Instructors.

Captain Geoffrey Kieser Serving Since 2008

Captain Geoff Kieser was appointed to the rank of Captain in December 2015. He began his fire service career with Cumberland Road in 2008 as a volunteer firefighter. He was promoted to the rank of fire lieutenant and served as interim training officer until his promotion to Captain.

Educational Background: Captain Kieser is certified in many areas of the fire service to include; Firefighter II, Driver Operator pumps and aerial, Rescue Technician, Airport Rescue Firefighter, instructor level I, National Fire Academy Leadership I, II, and III, National Fire Academy Safety officer,  and Emergency Management Technician.

Memberships: North Carolina State Firefighters Association, North Carolina Rescue and EMS Association, Vice President of the Cumberland County Training Group.

Assistant Fire Chief Damien Locklear Serving Since 2007


Assistant Fire Chief Damien Locklear was appointed Cumberland Road’s Assistant Fire Chief in May 2017. Chief Locklear began his fire service career with the City of Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management in Cumberland County as a firefighter in January 2006. He became a member of Cumberland Road in January 2007. As Assistant Fire Chief, he supervises and coordinates the departments training program and fire and life safety activities.

Educational Background: Chief  Locklear is certified in many areas of the fire service to include; Fire Officer III, Technical Rescuer, Fire Instructor II, Fire & Life Safety Educator III, Chief 101, and Emergency Medical Technician. Chief Locklear holds an A.A. and B.S. degrees in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf University, Forest City, Iowa, he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Memberships: North Carolina State Firefighters Association, North Carolina Rescue and EMS Association. Cumberland County Fire Chief's Association.

Deputy Chief Dale Spiller Serving Since 1989

Deputy Fire Chief Tommy (Dale) Spiller was appointed Cumberland Road’s Deputy Fire Chief in June 2002. He began his fire service career with Cumberland Road in 1989 as a firefighter, and served in the positions of Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain, and Assistant Fire Chief. Deputy Chief Spiller coordinates, and manages the departments paid staff and coordinates support services activities.

Deputy Chief Spiller is certified in many areas of the fire service to include; Fire Officer III, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Instructor II, and Emergency Medical Technician. Chief Spiller holds an A.A.S., Fire Science Technology, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO. and a B.S., Fire Science Administration, Waldorf University, Forest City, Iowa, he graduated Magna Cum Laude.


Memberships: North Carolina Fire Chief’s Association – North Carolina Rescue and EMS Association – North Carolina State Firefighters Association, Cumberland County Fire Chief’s Association.

 

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