Deputy Chief Wade is an accomplished fire service professional with more than 22 years of experience in the field. Currently serving as the Deputy Fire Chief for Carroll County Fire Rescue, Deputy Chief Wade has demonstrated exceptional leadership and management skills throughout his career.
Deputy Chief Wade began his journey in the fire service as a volunteer firefighter with Haralson County Fire Department in 1999. Over the years, he progressed through the ranks, serving as a Lieutenant, responsible for the training division and fire investigations. In 2001, he joined the City of Carrollton Fire Department and obtained the rank of Engineer. He assisted with many areas of training, investigations, and public education within the department. In 2021, Deputy Chief Wade joined the Carroll County Fire Rescue as the Deputy Chief of Operations. In each role, Deputy Chief Wade has been committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community he serves.
As the Deputy Fire Chief, Dave is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the fire department. He works closely with the Fire Chief to develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure the department operates efficiently and effectively. Additionally, Deputy Chief Wade is responsible for managing the department's budget, supervising personnel, and ensuring that all equipment and apparatus are maintained and in good working order.
Deputy Chief Wade is a dedicated and skilled fire service professional who is committed to ongoing professional development. He has completed numerous training programs and courses throughout his career, and holds several certifications, including Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Associate of Science in Fire Science, trained to the level of Fire Officer 4, and Paramedic. Deputy Chief Wade is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the Georgia Firefighters Association, Georgia Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Arson Investigators, and the Georgia Fire Investigators Association.