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 financial accounting and strategic planning in the Fire & Rescue Department.
Division 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 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, his associate degree in Fire Protection Technology from Catawba Valley Community College, and he is a graduate of the County & Municipal Administration program at the Knapp-Sanders School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2013, he 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 also recognized as the North Carolina State Firefighters Association (NCSFA) firefighter of the year. David is a credentialed Chief Fire Officer through CPSE and has held the designation since 2017.