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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 ChVanhoy (683x800)ief 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 III 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.