Assistant Chief Robert Richie currently serves as Assistant Chief of Administration. Chief Richie began his fire service career with Gallatin Fire Department in 1993 and has advanced through the ranks serving in several capacities. Prior to joining GFD, Chief Richie gained fire service experience with several volunteer departments in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Chief Richie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science from Eastern Kentucky University, a Master in Public Administration from Tennessee State University, and is a Tennessee licensed Advanced EMT. He is married to his wife Kandi and have four step children.
Battalion Chief Scott Woodward is a lifelong resident of
Sumner County. Chief Woodward began his career in the fire service in 2008 and
was hired by the Gallatin Fire Department in 2011. As the Battalion Chief of
Training, he is responsible for scheduling and implementing training for the
fire department, managing the recruit academy, and ensuring standards and
objectives continue to be met. Chief Woodward is a nationally registered EMT
and a State certified Fire Instructor and Fire Officer. Chief Woodward received
his Associates Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. He is
a founding member of the Gallatin Firefighters Benevolent Association, Relay
for Life department representative, and an active community volunteer. Chief
Woodward is married to his wife Gindy and together they have two daughters.
Battalion Chief Rodney Pryor was born and raised in Gallatin and has studied at Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy, Volunteer State Community College, and Motlow State Community College. He is presently a National Registry EMT and is the Battalion Chief supervising the day-to-day operations of A-shift.
Battalion Chief Mark Jenkins first entered the fire service in 1985. In 1996, Chief Jenkins began his employment with the Gallatin Fire Department where he has served in the capacity of Firefighter, Firefighter Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, and currently holds the position of Battalion Chief.
Chief Jenkins is a Tennessee State Certified Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer II, Emergency Medical Responder, and Fire Code Inspector 1. He is presently studying Fire Science at Volunteer State Community College to further his knowledge in the fire service industry. Chief Jenkins is the Battalion Chief supervising the day-to-day operations of C-Shift.