John Hamilton named chief of Griffin Fire-Rescue

John Hamilton


John Hamilton, a 23-year veteran of Griffin Fire-Rescue, has been promoted to the position of chief.

Hamilton has served in all capacities during his service with Griffin Fire-Rescue, beginning as a firefighter and advancing to rescue tech, EMT, hazardous materials technician, rescue tech lieutenant, captain and since 2001, has served as GF-R’s operations officer.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in fire science management and a master’s degree in public administration from American Military University. He is a Department of Homeland Security certified emergency manager, a divemaster and public safety diver.

Hamilton in 2017 received Georgia Fire Chiefs certification. He is also an NPQ Fire Officer 4 and Fire Instructor 2 with ten years of teaching experience in the post-secondary setting.

He has served on many committees and work groups within the staff and community, including developing the Community Emergency Response Team program for the city of Griffin.

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