Established in 1955

Assistant Chief Geoffrey Kieser Serving Since 2008

Assistant Fire Chief Geoff Kieser was appointed to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief in March 2019. 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 in 2015. 

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.

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.

 

Cumberland Road Fire Department Fire PERSONNEL


Assistant Fire Chief Robert Godwin was appointed to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief in March 2019. He began his fire service career with Cumberland Road in 1999 as a volunteer firefighter. Chief Godwin has served in many officer roles during his tenure with Cumberland Road Fire Department, to include, Lieutenant, Captain, and previously held the position of Assistant Fire Chief. 

Educational Background: Chief Godwin is certified in many areas of the fire service to include; Firefighter II, Driver Operator, Rescue Technician, both a Fire Service and EMS Instructor, National Fire Academy Leadership I, II, and III, National Fire Academy Safety officer, and NC Paramedic. Chief Godwin holds an A.A.S Business Administration from Fayetteville Technical Community College and A.A.S Emergency Medical Services from Lenoir Community College.

Memberships: North Carolina State Firefighters Association, North Carolina Rescue and EMS Association, North Carolina Society of Fire Rescue Instructors, North Carolina Association of EMS Administrators, and National Association of EMT’s.

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.

Assistant Chief Robert Godwin