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.
Kenya D. Williams a Mississippi native, joined the Gallatin Fire Department in 2015 to provide administrative support to the Fire Chief. Over the past 13 years Ms. Williams has worked in various positions within the public safety field. Ms. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi Valley State University, a Masters of Business Administration from Strayer University, and has recently completed a Basic Emergency Medical Technician certification at Volunteer State Community College.
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 Mickey Summers was born into a family of firefighters in Gallatin, TN. Chief Summers began his career in the fire service at the age of seventeen with the Sumner County Volunteer Fire Department. In September of 1995, Chief Summers began his professional career with the Gallatin Fire Department as a firefighter.
Chief Summers advanced through the ranks and now oversees the day to day operations of B-Shift and also serves as an Operations Chief of the Sumner County Emergency Management Agency. Chief Summers is married to his wife, Amy. Together they have a son and a daughter, Beau and Olivia.
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.