Fire Chief

A Word From Fire Chief Ben Major

ChiefBenMajor_webThe City of Fayetteville is an outstanding community in which  to live and work, and take advantage of the many opportunities for family fun.  One of the goals of the City is to ensure a safe and secure community. The Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department consistently works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure a collaborated effort in ensuring a safe and secure community. As stated in our mission we are committed to the preservation of life, property, and the environment through effective public education, fire code enforcement, and emergency response. We continuously aim to eliminate or reduce preventable incidents that can have a negative impact to our citizens, the community, and visitors. And in the event that a disaster occurs, we strive to mitigate the incident with reliable and professional services.

The proud men and women that make up the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department are dedicated to providing efficient and effective services. And I greatly appreciate the team effort and our investment in the future of our organization. As always, we continue to move forward serving the citizens with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.!

Benjamin Major, Fire Chief

Biography

Benjamin is the Fire Chief of the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department, serving in this role since October 2011. Hired as a firefighter with the City of Fayetteville in February 1984, he has served for over 33 years in public safety. In his current role, he is responsible for the department’s overall efforts towards the preservation of life, property, and the environment.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Pembroke State University in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration, with a concentration in Emergency Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has also completed the 4-year Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. and completed his designation as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Organizational Chart


Fire Department Chief's Staff

StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Alvarez, Moisbiell Assistant Chief of Strategic PlanningFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1432
Autry, MichaelBattalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1342
Brinson, BobbyBattalion Chief of Special OperationsFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1729
Dove, Kevin Battalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1165
Hargis, DavidBattalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1740
Hill, MikeDeputy Chief of Department OperationsFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1428
Major, BenjaminFire ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1725
McMillian, TommyBattalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1165
Mims, BrianBattalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1342
Morgan, KevinAssistant Chief of Community Risk ReductionFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1730
Richtmeyeter, DavidBattalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1342
Sifford, HieuDeputy Chief of AdministrationFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1738
Southern, DennisBattalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1740
Whiteside, RichardBattalion ChiefFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1165
Willet, RonnieAssistant Chief of Training and Professional DevelopmentFire/Emergency Management(910) 433-1581

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