Administration

ADMINISTRATION

The Administrative Division provides general department oversight,monitors effectiveness of current programs, determines future needs of the department, and develops plans of action to achieve departmental goals. This Division consists of the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Captain / Logistics, Fire Data Specialist, Administrative Assistant, and Administrative Secretary.

Fire Chief Mike Varnell is charged with the responsibility of providing leadership and effective management of the Department's resources, with emphasis on providing high-quality emergency services and planning for the future development of the department to meet the needs of a changing community.

Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Raper is responsible for administrative oversight of the Operations and Life Safety & Training Divisions, ensuring divisional efforts are aligned with department and City goals. Chief Raper serves as the department’s Accreditation Manager, budget manager, and chief planning officer.

Administrative Fire Captain Kim Wittig is responsible for providing administrative support for a variety of departmental programs, projects, planning, and accreditation related efforts.  Captain Wittig will also serve as the public information officer for the department as it works to enhance information dissemination and communication with the citizens of Rocky Mount.

Fire Information Systems Specialist Catina Phillips is responsible for administrative support functions dealing with the maintenance of the department’s data and information contained in its records management system.Work from this position supports the planning, budgeting, and accreditation efforts of the department.

Administrative Assistant Katie Pait is responsible for departmental payrolls, requisitions, payment requests, and other record keeping activities.


LOGISTICS

Logistics Captain Josh Malinowski coordinates all activities related to maintenance and operation of the Department’s apparatus fleet, equipment, protective clothing ensembles, and supplies for eight facilities and 149 personnel.Administrative Secretary: Kim Dunn is responsible for collection and maintenance of records, reports, and scheduling of activities for the Logistics section of the Administrative Division.

Administrative Secretary Kim Dunn is responsible for collection and maintenance of records, reports, and scheduling of activities for the Logistics section of the Administrative Division.