City of Gatlinburg

Welcome to the

Chief Greg Miller

Chief Miller is the 6th Fire Chief in the history of the Gatlinburg Fire Department. Chief Miller joined the fire service in 1991 and obtained his Paramedic license in 1994.

chief MillerEducation
National Fire Academy
Executive Fire Officer Program 2011-2016

Lincoln Memorial University
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) 2008
Policy & Administration

Tusculum College
Masters of Education (M.Ed.), 2006 - Honors
Organizational Training & Leadership
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Management, 2004
Organizational Management

Walters State Community College
Associate Degree-Public Safety/Paramedic –Cum Laude
Tech. Certificate EMT-Paramedic, 1994
Tech. Certificate EMT, 1992


Assistant Chief -Training Officer Charlie Cole

Assistant Chief Cole joined the Gatlinburg Fire Department as a volunteer in February of 1987. He became a full time paid employee on January 15 of 1994. He is certified by the state of Tennessee as a first responder/EMT instructor, state commission on firefighting instructor I and Officer II, basic trauma life support instructor and basic life support instructor by the American Heart Association. The state of Tennessee requires 40 hours of training. Gatlinburg's firefighters train 700 hours per firefighter per year. 



Training topics are as follows:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • National Incident Management System
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue



Shift and Training Officers


The Gatlinburg Fire Department has three shifts that are on duty for 24 hours and off for 48 hours.

A Shift Officers

Galentine  Ebb Jamie Rasnake, A Shift Training Officer
Joe Galentine
Lt. Steven Ebb Jamie Rasnake,
Training Officer
B Shift Officers
Brandenburg Andrew Wilson, Training Officer             Amanda Perryman, Fire Training Officer 
Wayne Brandenburg
 Lt. Andrew Wilson
Amanda Perryman,
Training Officer
C Shift Officers
Captain David Puckett Smith John Bridges, Training Officer 
David Puckett
Lt. Josh Smith  John Bridges,
Training Officer