City of Gatlinburg

Welcome to the

Chief Charlie Cole

Chief Cole is the 7th Fire Chief in the history of the Gatlinburg Fire Department. Chief Cole joined the fire service in 1987 as a volunteer and obtained his Paramedic license in 1995.

Fire Chief Charlie Cole

 

Education
Columbia Southern University
Fire Science Degree May 2010

Roane State Community College
EMT Paramedic Technical Certification 1995

Walters State Community College
EMT Technical Intravenous Therapy 1992

 

Chief Cole joined the Gatlinburg Fire Department as a volunteer in February of 1987. Throughout his 31 year career with the Gatlinburg Fire Department, he has served as Fire Suppresssion Officer, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, Assistant Fire Chief, Training Officer, Hazardous Materials Technician, Swift Water Technician and Incident Commaner.   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.

Chief Cole earned recognition with the Gatlinburg Fire Department for leading personnel on several major incidents, representing the department at public relations events, presenting current fire prevention programs at area schools, creating fire truck equipment review checklists, ambulance check list and preparing specifications for new equipment, ambulance and fire truck purchases. 


 

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