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Hiram, Georgia – April 10, 2015 – Paulding County Fire & Rescue announced today the appointment of Greg Elsberry as its new Deputy Chief. He becomes only the third Deputy Chief in the Department’s history where he will immediately assume responsibility for its daily operations.
Deputy Chief Greg Elsberry 514x646Chief Elsberry brings significant experience in his new role with PCFD where he has served for more than 25 years. In addition to a degree in Fire Science, he is a nationally registered Paramedic, Arson Investigator, Fire Inspector, and is certified by the State of Georgia as both an EMS and Fire Instructor. Chief Elsberry has also served on the State of Georgia Department of Public Health – Office of EMS & Trauma - Region One Medical Advisory Council, and Chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Several new officers were also promoted this week and will provide continued leadership to the growing department. Emory Epps, Matt Myers, and Chris Robinson will fill three new Lieutenant positions. Matt Clotfelter, Brian Cowan, Jonathan Culpepper, Daniel Tibbitts, and Tim Wilson have been promoted to the position of Sergeant where they will oversee crews at several of the County’s busiest fire stations.
“I am excited to see the Department continue to grow and I am very proud of all of the men and women who serve our citizens”, noted Chief Joey Pelfrey. “Our goal is to protect the lives and property of everyone in Paulding County. With the new leadership team in place we are very well equipped to do so.”
firestation11ABOUT PAULDING COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE: Founded in 1980, the department provides fire protection, suppression, rescue, and emergency services and employs 150 paid professional personnel. In 2014 the department responded to 12,280 calls through the 911 system for fire and emergency medical service. Paulding County is 313 square miles in size with a population of ~150,000 and is situated approximately 30 miles Northwest of Atlanta. PCFD believes in the pursuit of excellence and demonstrating high professional standards. We strive to ensure the best possible public safety and service for our community. Further information is available at www.paulding.gov