The division of Personnel & Emergency Services provides general oversight of Fire & Rescue Departments' emergency operations and personnel management. The division provides management and administrative support for budgeting and strategic planning in the Fire & Rescue Department.
Assistant Chief Operations & Personnel: David Vanhoy, CFO
David Vanhoy has been with the Fire & Rescue Department since 2000. He holds numerous professional fire and rescue certifications. He is a certified instructor, hazardous materials technician and is a credentialed Level II Code Enforcement Officer. He serves as a peer assessor for Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in the agency accreditation program. David received his undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University, and he is a graduate of Catawba Valley Community College where he earned his associate degree in Fire Protection Technology. In 2013, David was awarded the Fire & Rescue Department's Medal of Valor (the departments second highest award) for the rescue of a child from a structure fire, and was recognized as the North Carolina State Firefiighter's Association (NCSFA) firefighter of the year. He is a credentialed Chief Fire Officer through CPSE and has held the designation since 2017.